The constituency will get the chance to nominate the leader and deputy leader of the Labour party at a special meeting on Thursday 23 January.

Nominations have closed and the candidates are: Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long Bailey, Emily Thornbury, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips

Sir Keir, the shadow Brexit secretary, received 88 nominations, ahead of Rebecca Long Bailey on 33  and Lisa Nandy on 31. Emily Thornbury and Jess Phillips received 23 each.

Angela Rayner is the front runner for the deputy leadership and she is joined by other candidates, Rosena Allin Khan, Richard Burgon, Dawn Butler and Ian Murray.

Members must have eight weeks continuous membership – and not be in arrears by the beginning of the meeting – in order to take part. Anyone who needs to check their eligibility can contact  Membership cards will be checked on the door.

The ballot will be a preferential one. Each member must number the candidate they wish to nominate in order of preference. If no candidate has reached the 50% threshold after the first round then the candidate with the lowest number of 1st preference votes will be eliminated and their 2nd preferences will be distributed amongst the candidates. This process will continue until one candidate has over 50% of the votes cast.

The Party will also be asking for nominations for the NEC.

The meeting takes place on Thursday 23 January at Allum Manor, Allum Lane, Borehamwood WD6 3PJ at 7.30pm. Any persons arriving late may enter the meeting, but will not be able to vote.

The Labour line-up for the leadsership race
The Labour line-up for the leadsership race
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