Labour will announce its 2012 London mayoral candidate on September 22nd
The theory I mooted the other day about Diane Abbott running for Labour leader as a dry-run for her party's London Mayoral nomination has been comprehensively shot down.
The reason being, that the contests will run concurrently.
Labour's timetable for choosing a London Mayoral candidate is, according to the Press Association, as follows:
- Nominations open - now
- Deadline for nominations - June 18
- Shortlisting of candidates by panel - June 24
- Result announced - September 22