Wednesday 22 January 2020


Lisa Nandy has become the second Labour leadership candidate through to the ballot.  By securing a third affiliate nomination she qualifies ahead of the hard left's preferred candidate.  Rebecca Long-Bailey currently has only one affiliate nomination, although she is expected to pick up the Unite union's backing later this week.  Her eventual place on the ballot is not in much doubt, but things are much less certain for Lady Nugee.

Thornberry currently has a couple of CLP nominations, 31 short for that route to the ballot.  She has no affiliate nominations, but there are still three weeks before the deadline and hundreds of CLPs have yet to declare.  As we learnt in the first round, it's best not to write off her chances just yet...