Momentum mobilise to support Long-Bailey’s ‘path to power’

Today, Jon Lansman’s 40,000-strong Corbynista pressure group announced its support for the Shadow Business Secretary’s leadership bid and promises to ‘mobilise thousands’ of campaigners throughout the election campaign. Momentum’s internal ballot showed that 70% of the group would support Long-Bailey as leader of the opposition, with 52% endorsing Angela Rayner as deputy. Despite an extremely … Continue reading Momentum mobilise to support Long-Bailey’s ‘path to power’

Clive Lewis pulls out, as Emily Thornberry joins three other female candidates in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

With less than 10 minutes to spare before nominations closed, the Shadow Foreign Secretary joined Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips in the next round of the Labour leadership contest. This was after the four supporters who previously backed Clive Lewis were able to re-cast their nomination, as the former soldier … Continue reading Clive Lewis pulls out, as Emily Thornberry joins three other female candidates in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Long-Bailey, Nandy and Phillips win support from the parliamentary Labour party

This post was written on Friday night but due to a technical fault has not been published until today. Last night, three female Labour leadership hopefuls joined Sir Keir Starmer in entering the next round of the Labour leadership race. Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips all surpassed the 22 nominations needed from Labour … Continue reading Long-Bailey, Nandy and Phillips win support from the parliamentary Labour party

Nandy’s hustings success bolsters her support within the parliamentary Labour Party, as Starmer’s lead grows

Yesterday the J-Word reported on Starmer's surpassing the minimum amount of nominations needed by his Labour colleagues to officially enter the leadership race. In today's update no other candidate has managed to obtain more than 22 supporters,but there have been significant changes. GuidoFawkes', frequently updates its Who's Backing Who? page, and with four-days until nominations … Continue reading Nandy’s hustings success bolsters her support within the parliamentary Labour Party, as Starmer’s lead grows