Labour Party UK members win right to vote in leadership contest
Thursday, August 11, 2016
On Monday morning theruled the 's (NEC) has no right to bar the — reportedly — around 130,000 members who joined the party after January 12 from voting in the party's leadership election this month.
This comes after an NEC decision last month that people who had not been members for six months at the time of the leadership election would have to pay a25 registration fee to vote. The case was instigated by five people who were told even though they belonged to the party the new rules meant they weren't eligible to vote in this leadership election; they argued the decision to exclude them from the election was against labour party rules and a breach of contract. They have since announced they will appeal the ruling, despite Labour shadow chancellor urging them not to.
The leadership contest is between incumbent leader
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