This morning Liz Kendall has secured another 10 nominations in her bid to be Labour’s next leader.
These new endorsements take Kendall’s tally up to 32. This means she is edging ever closer to getting her name on the ballot paper, as candidates need the support of 35 MPs in order to stay in the contest.
Her new backers read as follows:
Kevin Barron (Yorks)
Jenny Chapman (N East)
Jim Dowd (London)
Chris Evans (Wales)
Fiona MacTaggart (S East)
Steve Reed (London)
Joan Ryan (London)
Barry Sheerman (Yorks)
Angela Smith (Yorks)
Nick Smith (Wales)
Meanwhile, last night Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, entered the leadership race. Corbyn has so far secured the support for 3 MPs – Jon Trickett, Clive Lewis and John McDonnell. But he faces a tough challenge ahead of him if he is to get the support needed to stay in the contest.
Many of Corbyn’s supporters hopeful that Burnham will urge some of those endorsing him to do the same this time, and ensure the widest possible debate. However, Andy Burnham’s campaign has told LabourList that it will only help other candidates get on the ballot paper if they are “missing one or two” nominations.
Take a look at our list to see who’s backing who and which candidate MPs voted for in 2010.