The Labour Party's policy of not fielding candidates in Northern Ireland is likely to remain for the foreseeable future.
Jeremy Corbyn, who is campaigning to be the new Labour leader, was speaking at the 'West Belfast Talks Back' panel discussion event on Wednesday night as part of the West Belfast Festival.
"The Labour Party does not organise candidates in Northern Ireland. That is a decision that has been repeatedly made by the national executive at party conferences.
"As far as I know there are no plans to change that at the moment. I do not detect any great wish in the party to organise in Northern Ireland," he said.