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labour leadership 2010

Candidates

D Abbott Balls Burnham D Miliband E Miliband J McConnell
Diane Abbott Ed Balls Andy Burnham David Miliband Ed Miliband John McDonnell
33 nominations 33 nominations 33 nominations 84 nominations 64 nominations 16 nominations
Withdrew 9th June
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Result

E Miliband

  Sat 25th Sept:
  Ed Miliband elected as Leader of the Labour Party



First round MPs & MEPs Members Unions etc. Total
Diane Abbott  7 0.877% 9,314 2.447% 25,938 4.093% 7.42%
Ed Balls  40 5.013% 12,831 3.371% 21,618 3.411% 11.79%
Andy Burnham  24 3.008% 10,844 2.849% 17,904 2.825% 8.68%
David Miliband  111 13.910% 55,905 14.688% 58,189 9.182% 37.78%
Ed Miliband  84 10.526% 37,980 9.978% 87,585 13.821% 34.33%
Total  266 33.333% 126,874 33.333% 211,234 33.333% 100%
Second round
Diane Abbott  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ed Balls  41 5.177% 14,510 3.829% 26,441 4.224% 13.23%
Andy Burnham  24 3.030% 12,498 3.298% 25,528 4.078% 10.41%
David Miliband  111 14.015% 57,128 15.076% 61,336 9.799% 38.89%
Ed Miliband  88 11.111% 42,176 11.130% 95,335 15.231% 37.47%
Total  264 33.333% 126,312 33.333% 206,640 33.333% 100%
Third round
Diane Abbott  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ed Balls  43 5.429% 18,114 4.823% 35,512 5.766% 16.02%
Andy Burnham  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Miliband  125 15.783% 60,375 16.076% 66,889 10.861% 42.72%
Ed Miliband  96 12.121% 46,697 12.434% 102,882 16.706% 41.26%
Total  264 33.333% 125,186 33.333% 205,283 33.333% 100
Fourth round
Diane Abbott  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ed Balls  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andy Burnham  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Miliband  140 17.812% 66,814 18.135% 80,266 13.400% 49.35%
Ed Miliband  122 15.522% 55,992 15.198% 119,405 19.934% 50.65%
Total  262 33.333% 122,806 33.333% 199,671 33.333% 100%
Source: Labour Party

Vote by MPs & MEPs

Vote by CLPs

Vote by Unions and other affiliates

Election procedure

Candidates must be MPs. A candidate needs 12.5% of the support of the Parliamentary Labour Party (33 Members of Parliament), in order to be nominated. There is also a rather odd concept of "Supporting Nominations". These are an indication of how widely spread throughout the party a candidate's support is. These nominations can be given by any of:
635 local Constituency Labour Parties
14 affiliated Trade Unions
13 Members of the European Parliament
15 affiliated Socialist Societies affiliated to the Labour Party
In fact by 13 June only the Milibands had received such additional support (David: 1CLP + 2 MEPs; Ed: 1 MEP)

Voting takes place so that the results are declared at the Leadership Conference on Saturday 25 September 2010.

Voting takes place consecutively in three sections:

The votes for each candidate in each section is calculated as a percentage of the total votes cast in that section and contributes one third of the final result.

These votes are totalled, and the candidate receiving more than half of the votes is declared elected. If no candidate reaches this total on the first ballot, further ballots are held on an elimination basis with the redistribution of votes done according to the next preferences indicated on the ballot paper.

The votes cast for each nominee in each section are recorded and are supposed to be published as soon as possible after the election.

Timetable

10 May Gordon Brown resigns
24 May Nominations open
9 June Nominations close
10 June Deadline for acceptance of nomination
 Supporting nominations open
June/July Hustings
26 July Supporting nominations close
16 Aug Balloting begins
8 Sept No new members may take part after this date
22 SeptBalloting ends
25 Sept Announcement of result

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Last Modified: 24 Mar 15