Ray Collins, General Secretary of the Labour Party said:
"The NEC's procedures committee have considered the period for PLP nominations for the Leadership election and have decided that the closing date will be 9 June."
The timetable for the election of the next Leader of the Labour Party:
Monday 24th May: Opening of PLP nominations.
Wednesday 9 June: Close of PLP nominations.
Thursday 10 June: Deadline of acceptance of nomination by nominated candidates. Supporting nominations open.
June/July: Hustings will take place. The Labour Party will work with a range of organisations to ensure regional balance and encourage affiliates and third party organisations to organise workplace hustings involving members and supporters. We will explore new media hustings to ensure the public are able to take part in the process.
Monday 26th July: Close of supporting nominations.
Monday 16th August to Wednesday 22nd September: Balloting takes place.
Wednesday 8th September: Freeze date for new members to join.
Saturday 25th September: Announcement of ballot result.