Seven Labour candidates are believed to be vying to replace Jeremy Corbyn after the party’s deadline for applications passed.

The longlist of candidates, as reported on by The Tribune, comes after the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) decided to bar current MP Jeremy Corbyn from standing for Labour again.

The NEC may leave constituency members with as few as two names to pick from.

Candidates had until midday on Monday to make a bid for the candidacy.

It's believed there are seven sure contenders, with two applicants yet to be confirmed.

Among the contenders, former BBC Newsnight journalist Paul Mason was the earliest to publicly declare his desire to run.

He has displayed his commitment to deliver for the working class by pledging to save maternity care at the Whittington, put a cap on rent and work towards Net Zero.

Mr Mason said: "Right now I passionately care about delivering to the people of Islington North.

"I wouldn’t be applying if I didn’t think I had support in the local party and among local people."

Transport writer Christian Wolmar has also publicly shared his desire to run.

Mr Wolmar said: "Islington needs a Labour representative to be able to influence policy."

Times Series: Deputy Mayor for Enfield Margaret Greer has also applied to replace Jeremy CorbynDeputy Mayor for Enfield Margaret Greer has also applied to replace Jeremy Corbyn (Image: Enfield Council/LDRS attached)

Enfield councillor Margaret Greer, supported by Unison, has also entered the race.

Cllr Greer has just been made deputy mayor of Enfield, with her application to run for the Islington North seat confirmed on Monday evening.

Economist Shreya Nanda has announced that she has applied, and promises to campaign for housing and economic justice, focusing on greater public service investment.

Ms Nanda said: "I’ve seen the impact of austerity, and I’ve struggled as a young person seeing that nothing works in this country."

She added: "Being local makes me able to speak to that."

Businessman Harry Spencer is another confirmed applicant, while Barnsbury councillor Praful Nargund is rumoured to be in the race for the nomination.

London Assembly representative Sem Moema confirmed his application just before the deadline.

The final shortlist is expected to be released to members on Thursday.