The 2015 Labour Party leadership election was formally triggered on 8 May 2015 by the resignation of Ed Miliband as Leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom following the party's defeat at the 2015 general election. Harriet Harman, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, became Acting Leader following Miliband's resignation, but announced that she would stand down after the leadership election.
Four candidates were successfully nominated to stand in the election: Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, and Liz Kendall. The voting process began on Friday 14 August 2015 and will close on Thursday 10 September 2015, with the results announced on Saturday 12 September 2015
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