Labour leadership: Ruling on Corbyn ballot challenge

A judge will rule later on whether Labour’s decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand for re-election as leader was lawful or not.

Labour donor and ex-parliamentary candidate Michael Foster is challenging Mr Corbyn’s inclusion without having had to secure MPs’ nominations.

Labour’s NEC decided, by 18 votes to 14, that Mr Corbyn could stand without needing nomination by 51 MPs and MEPs.

Legal arguments were heard from both sides in the High Court on Tuesday.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36909862

Judgment: Michael Foster -v- Iain McNicol and The Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

Michael Foster -v- Iain McNicol and The Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

1 thought on “Labour leadership: Ruling on Corbyn ballot challenge

  1. Corbyn won and rightly so IMO, the wording in the Labour Party rulebook is pretty unambiguous. The Blairites (there really is no other name for them) were clutching at straws.

    Next up, all those new members who are being denied a vote in the leadership contest are taking Labour to court over that decision. Can’t wait for the result on that one, lol.

    Just to be clear, I’m not a Labour party member (I am not, nor ever have been a member of any political party), I’m not even a fan of Corbyn. I’m simply a dissillusioned ex Labour voter who’s had enough of the champagne socialists who all too quickly forget who voted for them and why.

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