Contest timetable extended after union leaders admit to needing more time to recruit political levy payers to register as party supporters – and so have a vote.

It has been agreed that the result should not be announced at the party’s annual conference starting on 27 or 28 September but at a special conference a fortnight before or after.

The election is being held by a new system agreed in February 2014 and to be overseen by the Electoral Reform Services.

Source: Labour shelves plans to complete leadership election by summer | Politics | The Guardian