Labour forced to advertise for new MPs on TWITTER as party faces meltdown under Jeremy Corbyn

THE LABOUR Party are advertising for candidates to stand in the General Election on Twitter.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party have posted out a message to their 385,000 people on the social media site, urging them to get their applications in soon.

All sitting Labour MPs who want to re-stand will be automatically re-selected – but a string have decided to stand down in the June 8 snap poll.

Former Shadow Home Secretary Alan Johnson joined Shadow Scottish Secretary Dave Anderson and former Home Secretary Andy Burnham in quitting.

And in the latest sign that Labour aren’t quite as ready for the General Election as they claimed – the list of vacant spots in England, Scotland and Wales reaches 411.

They will be putting up candidates in every seat with a Tory MP currently sitting – and in those where Labour MPs have said they won’t be running again.

Labour’s National Executive Committee will review the applications, create a longlist, conduct interviews and will then select the candidate for any MPs who are retiring.

In seats where there is no Labour MP stepping down, a panel of NEC members and regional boards will pick them.

Anyone wishing to stand in Scotland needs to get their application in by 5pm tonight, in England by Sunday at noon, and in Wales by 5pm on Monday.

To be eligible for the seat, they have to have been a member of the Labour Party for 12 consecutive months – and must not be in arrears or suspended from the party.

They can apply for more than one seat if they wish.

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