Labour’s NEC is deciding whether Corbyn can be on the ballot in the coming leadership election without having to secure the nominations of 51 MPs and MEPs.
There are conflicting views on the legality under the party’s rules.
The NEC have been meeting all afternoon and it is understood that it has decided that the vote should be by secret ballot.
This could take hours.
If Tom Watson wins & forces Corbyn to find nominees to stand, it will have been against the odds. Check the numbers. https://t.co/8H06xTASDt
— Patrick Wintour (@patrickwintour) July 12, 2016