Selection timetable for Oldham West by-election revealed

29th October, 2015 3:56 pm


Labour’s candidate for the Oldham West and Royton by-election will be selected next Thursday, November 5th. LabourList understands that the by-election will be held on Thursday, December 3rd.

Applications to be the candidate need to be in by noon tomorrow (Friday, October 30th), and the NEC will draw up the longlist by the end of the day.

On Monday (November 2nd) an NEC three-person panel, consisting of Ellie Reeves, Jennie Formby and Keith Vaz, will interview the longlist and draw up a shortlist. Oldham West and Royton Constituency Labour Party (CLP) will then hold a selection meeting three days later, on November 5th.

Labour also plan to move the by-election writ on Monday, after consultation with the family of the recently deceased Michael Meacher, and the by-election will be held on December 3rd.

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