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Labour Party in Northern Ireland Procedure for Selection of Candidates in Northern Ireland Constituencies for Assembly Elections in May 2016


At an EC meeting on 18 January 2016, a Selection Committee of two men and two women (who are not putting their names forward for election) was set up to advise the EC on selection of candidates and the selection procedure and criteria. They recommended the following schedule, which was ratified by a special EC meeting on 29 January 2016.


The Labour Party has not yet endorsed candidates standing in Northern Ireland Elections.

This is a contingency procedure without prejudice that is anticipating that the Labour Party will endorse the standing of candidates in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Northern Ireland in May 2016


1st February 2016: Call for further nominations to be made with extended deadline. Email to members. Procedure and dates available on website.

12th February 2016: Final deadline for candidate nominations.

15/16th February 2016:  Sub-committee draws up proposed shortlist for interview.

18th February 2016: Special EC meeting to confirm shortlist.

19th February 2016: Nominated candidates informed of result. Additional information requested from those selected for interview.

26th and 27th February 2016:  Interviews, including presentations from potential candidates. Availability may require time on 27th February 2016. Final selection recommendations.

29th February or 1st March 2016: Special EC meeting to confirm candidates selected and constituencies involved. Candidates informed.

From 1st March 2016: Training initiated for candidates selected and briefings.

March 2016: Launch campaign with candidates.

7th March: Last day to register the Labour Party in Northern Ireland as a political party in the NI Assembly elections with the Electoral Office.

30th March 2016: Notice of election.

12th April 2016: Final date for delivery of nomination papers.

5th May 2016: Polling day.

6th May 2016: Results announced.

For further information and to obtain a candidate application form, please contact the Selection Committee at annamcaleavy@googlemail.com

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