Post by R. Mark Clayton
Validly nominated candidates may withdraw from election after nomination.
Is there anything to stop aggrieved Labour MP's: -
1. Telling the party they will stand again.
2. Submitting nomination.
3. Withdrawing immediately after nominations close?
Neither is there anything to stop them declining to take up elected
office if by any chance they win, thus handing the seat to the candidate
with the second-highest number of votes (and denying Labour any
possibility of fielding a candidate allied to Corbynism).
In fact, that second course is the one I'd wholeheartedly recommend.
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