Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership candidates are currently competing to secure nominations from party-affiliated trade unions and organisations, as well as local parties.
To secure a place on the ballot, each hopeful needs nominations from either 5% of local parties – a total of 33 – or three affiliates, including two trade unions, comprising 5% of Labour’s affiliate membership.
Affiliates have different ways of establishing which candidate they are supporting. TSSA is balloting its members on recommendations, CWU held a special conference, others are having their executive councils decide.
In Labour’s 2015 and 2016 leadership races, many affiliated societies chose not to back any candidate. Many could again choose not to endorse, but affiliate nominations now hold weight in the process for the first time.
The deadline for both affiliates and local parties to submit their nominations is February 14th. The final ballot opens to members, registered supporters and affiliate members signed up to vote on the 21st.
Below is a table showing the endorsements of Labour’s 12 affiliated unions.
Last updated: 12.30pm, Friday, February 14th.
|Affiliated trade union||2020 leader nomination||2020 deputy nomination||2016 leader nomination||2015 leader nomination|
|ASLEF||Rebecca Long-Bailey||Angela Rayner||Jeremy Corbyn||Jeremy Corbyn|
|BFAWU||Rebecca Long-Bailey||Richard Burgon||Jeremy Corbyn||Jeremy Corbyn|
|Community||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||Owen Smith||Yvette Cooper|
|CWU||Rebecca Long-Bailey||Angela Rayner||Jeremy Corbyn||Jeremy Corbyn|
|FBU||Rebecca Long-Bailey||Richard Burgon||Jeremy Corbyn||Jeremy Corbyn|
|GMB||Lisa Nandy||Angela Rayner||Owen Smith||None|
|Musicians Union||Keir Starmer||Rosena Allin-Khan||Owen Smith||Andy Burnham|
|NUM||Lisa Nandy||Angela Rayner||None||Yvette Cooper|
|TSSA||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||Jeremy Corbyn||Jeremy Corbyn|
|UNISON||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||Jeremy Corbyn||Jeremy Corbyn|
|Unite||Rebecca Long-Bailey||Richard Burgon||Jeremy Corbyn||Jeremy Corbyn|
|Usdaw||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||Owen Smith||Andy Burnham|
Below is a table showing the endorsements of Labour’s 20 affiliated societies.
Last updated: 3pm, Friday, February 14th.
|Affiliated society||2020 leader nomination||2020 deputy nomination||2016 leader nomination||2015 leader nomination|
|BAME Labour||Keir Starmer||Dawn Butler||None||None|
|Chinese for Labour||Lisa Nandy||Dawn Butler||None||None|
|Christians on the Left||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||None||None|
|Disability Labour||Rebecca Long-Bailey||Dawn Butler||Jeremy Corbyn||None|
|Jewish Labour Movement||Lisa Nandy||Ian Murray||Owen Smith||Yvette Cooper|
|Labour Animal Welfare Society||TBC||TBC||None||None|
|Labour Business||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||None||None|
|Labour Campaign for International Development||Keir Starmer||Rosena Allin-Khan||None||None|
|Labour Housing Group||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||None||None|
|Labour Movement for Europe||Keir Starmer||Ian Murray||Owen Smith||None|
|Labour Party Irish Society||Keir Starmer||Ian Murray||None||Liz Kendall|
|Labour Women’s Network||TBC||TBC||None||None|
|National Union of Labour and Socialist Clubs||TBC||TBC||None||None|
|Scientists for Labour||Keir Starmer||Rosena Allin-Khan||None||None|
|SERA – Labour’s Environment Campaign||Keir Starmer||None||None||None|
|Socialist Education Association||Rebecca Long-Bailey||Richard Burgon||None||Jeremy Corbyn|
|Socialist Health Association||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||Owen Smith||Jeremy Corbyn|
|Society of Labour Lawyers||Keir Starmer||Angela Rayner||None||None|
|The Fabian Society||TBC||TBC||None||None|