THE new leader of the Labour Party will be announced tomorrow.

The six-month leadership contest will decide who will replace Jeremy Corbyn as the head of the official UK opposition.

The remaining contenders for the role are the overall favourite Keir Starmer, Corbynite favourite Rebecca Long-Bailey, and Lisa Nandy.

Ms Long Bailey and Mr Starmer both visited Oxford on the campaign trail.

Salford MP Ms Long-Bailey spoke at Blackbird Leys Community Centre in January, and Holborn and St Pancras MP Mr Starmer visited Floyds Row homeless shelter in St Aldates in the same month.

Oxford's two constituency Labour parties voted to back Mr Starmer in their local ballots.

But the contest has been one of multiple rounds, with candidates having to win the backing of trade unions as well as the branch parties, before the overall membership could cast individual votes.

Emily Thornberry was also an early competitor in the race, but was eliminated from the race after not having gained enough support from groups affiliated to the party.

The new deputy leader of the party is also set to be announced in Saturday's ballot result, with five MPs in the running for the post: Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Richard Burgon, Dawn Butler, Ian Murray and Angela Rayner.

Mr Burgon and Dr Allin-Khan visited Oxford to speak to local Labour Party members about their candidacies earlier this year.

The result of the contest is expected at some time tomorrow morning.