Liz Kendall confirms she’s standing to be leader

Liz Kendall has become the first person to confirm that she is standing to be leader of the Labour party.

Since Ed Miliband’s resignation on Friday, Kendall has been tipped as one of the people who would throw her name into the hat. It’s clear now that she will indeed run. When asked on the Sunday Politics whether she was running, she answered with an unequivocal “yes”. This makes her the first person to confirm that she will.

Kendall who has been the MP for Leicester West since 2010 has also been Shadow Minister for Care and Older People since 2011 – and is thought to have growing support in the PLP.

Here’s Kendall confirming that she’ll be standing:

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