Documents to download

Leadership elections

The Commons Library Briefing Paper SN03938, Leadership Elections: Labour Party, 6 Apr 2020 outlines the rules under which leadership elections are conducted by the Labour Party and gives details of previous leadership contests.

Further reading

Labour Party website

Leadership and Deputy Leadership election 2020 – Results

Labour Party – structure and organisation

National Executive Committee – roles and responsibilities

Labour Party Rule Book 2019 [pdf]: includes leadership election rules and procedures for selecting candidates.

David Kogan, Protest and Power: The Battle for the Labour Party, 2019

Richard Seymour, Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, 2017

Martin Pugh, Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party, 2011

Current state of the parties

The current composition of the House of Commons and links to the websites of all the parties represented in the Commons can be found on the Parliament website: current state of the parties.

Parliament: facts and figures

This series of publications contains data on various subjects relating to Parliament and Government. Topics include legislation, MPs, select committees, debates, divisions and Parliamentary procedure.


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