Labour Party leadership election – Nikolaus Grubeck act in claim to determine new members’ right to vote

27 Jul 2016

Stephen Cragg QC and Nikolaus Grubeck, instructed by Kate Harrison at Harrison Grant, are acting for Labour Party members excluded from an automatic right to vote in the forthcoming leadership election, on the basis that they have not been members of the Party for more than six months (Evangelou and others v The Labour Party).

The case has been listed for a final hearing before a High Court judge in London on 4 August 2016 with judgment expected shortly afterwards.

The Claimants dispute that the Labour Party rulebook allows such a restriction, and the outcome of the case should determine rights of tens of thousands of new members to take part in the election and the nomination process to be held shortly by constituency parties.