2015 London Labour Party mayoral selection

The London Labour Party mayoral selection of 2015 was the process by which the Labour Party selected its candidate for Mayor of London, to stand in the mayoral election on 5 May 2016. It was the first Mayoral selection process since 2002 not to feature Ken Livingstone as a candidate.

London Labour Party (UK) mayoral selection 2015

← 2010 14 August 2015 (2015-08-14) – 10 September 2015 (2015-09-10)
Turnout76.5%
  Sadiq Khan (cropped).jpg Tessa Jowell Cropped.jpg Official portrait of Ms Diane Abbott crop 2.jpg
Candidate Sadiq Khan Tessa Jowell Diane Abbott
1st Pref. 32,926 26,121 14,798
Percentage 37.5% 29.7% 16.8%
Final Pref. 48,151 33,575
Percentage 58.9% 41.1%

  David Lammy speaking at Policy Exchange 2015 crop 2.jpg Christian wolmar cropped.jpg Official portrait of Gareth Thomas crop 2.jpg
Candidate David Lammy Christian Wolmar Gareth Thomas
1st Pref. 8,255 4,729 1,055
Percentage 9.4% 5.4% 1.2%

Elected Mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan
Labour

TimetableEdit

  • 13 May 2015: Applications opened
  • 20 May 2015 (12:00): Applications closed, Constituency Labour Party (CLP) nominations opened
  • 10 June 2015: CLP nominations closed
  • 12 June 2015: Selection Committee determines short-list
  • 13 June 2015: Short-list announced
  • 17 June 2015: First hustings, held in Camden
  • 21 June 2015: Second hustings, held in Stratford
  • 15 July 2015: Third hustings, held in Ealing
  • 24 July 2015: Fourth hustings, held in Hornsey & Wood Green
  • 30 July 2015: Final hustings, held in Southwark
  • 12 August 2015 (12:00): Last date to join as an affiliated support or registered supporter of the Labour Party in London and be eligible to vote
  • 14 August 2015: Ballot papers dispatched
  • 10 September 2015 (12:00): Ballot closes
  • 11 September 2015: Results announced

CandidatesEdit

CLP nominationsEdit

To proceed in the Labour selection process, each applicant had to secure the nomination of at least five Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) in the London region. There are 73 CLPs in London, and each CLP could make up to two nominations. The first nomination was required to be for one of the female candidates, and the second nomination could be for any candidate. Nominations were decided at open meetings of local parties, with all Labour members and registered/affiliated supporters within that CLP eligible to vote in person.[1][2]

The results were as follows:

First nomination Second nomination
Candidate CLPs Candidate CLPs
Tessa Jowell 63 Sadiq Khan 42
Diane Abbott 8 David Lammy 15
None 2 Christian Wolmar 6
Gareth Thomas 6
None 4

Keran Kerai and Neeraj Patil received no CLP nominations and were therefore eliminated from the contest. All six other applicants received enough nominations to go forward.

AnnouncedEdit

Nominated
Name Born Current/previous positions Announced candidacy Campaign website
(Slogan)
 
Sadiq Khan
(Selected)

8 October 1970
(age 50)
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
(2010–2015)
Minister of State for Transport
(2009–2010)
MP for Tooting
(2005–2016)
13 May 2015[3] Sadiq Khan – For London
("Changing London together")
 
Tessa Jowell
(Defeated)

17 September 1947 – 12 May 2018
(aged 70)
Minister for London
(2007–2008; 2009–2010)
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
(2001–2007)
MP for Dulwich and West Norwood
(1992–2015)
19 May 2015[4] Tessa for Londoners
("One London")
 
Diane Abbott
(Defeated)

27 September 1953
(age 67)
Shadow Minister for Public Health
(2010–2013)
MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
(1987–present)
13 May 2015[5] Diane for London
 
David Lammy
(Defeated)

19 July 1972
(age 49)
Minister of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
(2007–2010)
MP for Tottenham
(2000–present)
Member of the London Assembly
(2000)
4 September 2014[6] Lammy for Mayor
("New London New Leadership")
 
Christian Wolmar
(Defeated)

3 August 1949
(age 72)
Transport Correspondent for The Independent
(1992–1996)
11 September 2012[7] Wolmar for London
("For a more affordable, liveable
and sustainable London")
 
Gareth Thomas
(Defeated)

15 July 1967
(age 54)
Chair of the Co-operative Party
(2001–present)
Minister of State for International Development
(2008–2010)
MP for Harrow West
(1997–present)
15 May 2015[8] Gareth Thomas for London
("A London for All Londoners")
Eliminated

DeclinedEdit

The following candidates considered running or were mentioned as possible candidates, but ultimately did not put themselves forward for selection.

Opinion pollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Diane
Abbott
Tessa
Jowell
Sadiq
Khan
David
Lammy
Gareth
Thomas
Christian
Wolmar
Other/
Undecided
YouGov/LBC[19] 10–12 August 2015 452 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 11% 23% 16% 9% 3% 1% 37%
1,153 British residents[b] ± ?% 7% 19% 10% 5% 2% 2% 55%
LabourList[20] 3–7 August 2015 2,791 LabourList readers[c] ± ?% 23% 36% 23% 7% 1% 9% 1%
YouGov/Evening Standard[21] 30 June –
2 July 2015
410 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 8% 24% 13% 14% 3% 1% 37%
1,047 British residents[b] ± ?% 7% 16% 8% 8% 2% 2% 56%
LabourList[22] 29 June –
3 July 2015
? LabourList readers[c] ± ?% 12% 35% 18% 9% 1% 12% 13%
YouGov/Evening Standard[23] 8–11 June 2015 433 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 9% 23% 20% 9% 1% 1% 37%
1,236 British residents[b] ± ?% 6% 15% 10% 6% 1% 1% 60%
LabourList[24] 22–26 May 2015 2,274 LabourList readers[c] ± ?% 13.8% 30.9% 28.8% 9.9% 2.4% 9.9% 4.3%
YouGov/Evening Standard[21] 29 April –
1 May 2015
? British residents[b] ± ?% 8% 16% 7% 6% 1% 62%
YouGov/Evening Standard[25] 26–30 March 2015 405 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 11% 24% 11% 9% 1% 44%
1,064 British residents[b] ± ?% 8% 17% 6% 6% 1% 62%
YouGov/Evening Standard[26] 27 February –
2 March 2015
373 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 11% 21% 12% 8% 2% 46%
1,011 British residents[b] ± ?% 6% 13% 7% 5% 1% 68%
YouGov/Evening Standard[27] 26–29 January 2015 ? Labour voters[a] ± ?% 12% 26% 19% 14% 2% 27%
YouGov/Evening Standard[28] 8–13 October 2014 ? Labour voters[a] ± ?% 9% 16% 10% 8% 1% 56%
1,002 British residents[b] ± ?% 7% 12% 6% 5% 1% 69%
YouGov/Evening Standard[29] 24–26 September 2014 439 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 11% 18% 10% 11% 0% 49%
1,086 British residents[b] ± ?% 6% 12% 6% 6% 1% 70%
YouGov/Evening Standard[30] 21–24 July 2014 489 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 14% 16% 6% 6% 2% 56%
1,350 British residents[b] ± ?% 8% 12% 4% 4% 2% 70%
LabourList[31] 23–27 June 2015 722 LabourList readers[c] ± ?% 15% 17% 22% 7% 39%
YouGov/Evening Standard[32] 17–19 June 2014 ? Labour voters[a] ± ?% 17% 14% 8% 9% 52%
1,115 British residents[b] ± ?% 9% 11% 5% 6% 69%
YouGov/Evening Standard[33] 8–10 October 2013 445 Labour voters[a] ± ?% 13% 20% 9% 10% 48%
1,231 British residents[b] ± ?% 9% 17% 5% 7% 62%
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Persons who voted Labour in 2015 general election.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Residents over 18 in Great Britain
  3. ^ a b c d Persons who responded to a LabourList survey.

ResultsEdit

Between 14 August and 10 September, affiliated and registered supporters and members of the Labour Party in London were able to vote.

First round
Candidate Party members Registered supporters Affiliated supporters Total
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Sadiq Khan 17,518 33.8% 11,077 42.1% 4,331 44.1% 32,926
37.5%
Tessa Jowell 19,324 37.3% 4,442 16.9% 2,355 24.0% 26,121
29.7%
Diane Abbott 6,890 13.3% 6,216 23.6% 1,692 17.2% 14,798
16.8%
David Lammy 5,191 10.0% 2,318 8.8% 746 7.6% 8,255
9.4%
Christian Wolmar 2,195 4.2% 1,997 7.6% 537 5.5% 4,729
5.4%
Gareth Thomas 650 1.3% 241 0.9% 164 1.7% 1,055
1.2%
Second round
Candidate Party members Registered supporters Affiliated supporters Total
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Sadiq Khan 17,665 34.2% 11,121 42.4% 4,355 44.4% 33,141
37.8%
Tessa Jowell 19,535 37.8% 4,477 17.1% 2,394 24.4% 26,406
30.1%
Diane Abbott 6,943 13.4% 6,238 23.8% 1,710 17.4% 14,891
17.0%
David Lammy 5,279 10.2% 2,353 9.0% 760 7.8% 8,392
9.6%
Christian Wolmar 2,288 4.4% 2,057 7.8% 582 5.9% 4,927
5.6%
Third round
Candidate Party members Registered supporters Affiliated supporters Total
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Sadiq Khan 18,433 35.8% 11,835 45.6% 4,545 46.8% 34,813
40.0%
Tessa Jowell 20,064 39.0% 4,710 18.1% 2,498 25.7% 27,272
31.3%
Diane Abbott 7,323 14.2% 6,737 26.0% 1,818 18.7% 15,878
18.2%
David Lammy 5,632 10.9% 2,671 10.3% 844 8.7% 9,147
10.5%
Fourth round
Candidate Party members Registered supporters Affiliated supporters Total
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Sadiq Khan 20,628 40.5% 12,944 50.7% 4,868 50.7% 38,440
44.7%
Tessa Jowell 21,851 43.0% 5,237 20.5% 2,697 28.1% 29,785
34.6%
Diane Abbott 8,396 16.5% 7,345 28.8% 2,043 21.3% 17,784
20.7%
Fifth round
Candidate Party members Registered supporters Affiliated supporters Total
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Sadiq Khan  Y 24,983 51.0% 17,179 73.0% 5,990 65.2% 48,152
58.9%
Tessa Jowell 24,019 49.0% 6,351 27.0% 3,203 34.8% 33,573
41.1%

See alsoEdit

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