Keir Starmer - 42 nominations
Rebecca Long-Bailey - 19
Jess Phillips - 16
Lisa Nandy - 14
Emily Thornberry - 4
Clive Lewis - 2
97 of the 212 MPs/MEPs have currently endorsed candidates, but bizarrely Barry Gardiner has suggested he might yet enter the race. The news was broken by Newsnight journalist Lewis Goodall who alleged that Gardiner had been asked to run by Unite leader Len McCluskey. Red Len has rubbished the story and also denied that he has any reservations about the continuity candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey. Gardiner told Victoria Derbyshire last night that he was indeed considering a late entry and when asked what he could offer that the others couldn't he boldly declared that he could "win a general election".
“I can win a general election”@BarryGardiner says colleagues have told him he has the “ability to communicate and bring the dynamism to debate necessary to go out to the country”— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) January 9, 2020
The MP says he's still undecided as to whether to stand for Labour leaderhttps://t.co/X3zJlyoix0 pic.twitter.com/CzocEpJIDn
Expenses cheat Barry had better get his skates on and make a decision either way, otherwise there won't be 22 nominations left to chase.