Who will be the next Labour leader?

The Labour leadership contest is likely to be a fiercely-fought and long lasting battle.  Today Chuka Umunna withdrew his bid to become leader, much to people's surprise.  With him out, who are the likely candidates?  Vote in our poll below and read our contender profiles:
Update: Tristram Hunt has ruled himself out.

Next Labour leader?

Andy Burnham
Yvette Cooper
Liz Kendall
Mary Creagh
Tristram Hunt

Liz Kendall 

  • First elected to parliament in 2010
  • Seen as a 'Blairite' candidate
  • Currently the Shadow Minister for Care and Older People

Andy Burnham

  • Been an MP since 2001 
  • Health Secretary under Gordon Brown
  • Lost out on the Labour leadership to Ed Miliband last time round
  • Hasn't officially declared he'll be running - but is currently the bookies favourite

Yvette Cooper

  • Hasn't officially launched a leadership campaign
  • Been Shadow Home Secretary for the last four years
  • Married to former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, who lost his seat in parliament last week

Tristram Hunt

  • Been an MP since 2010
  • Shadow Education Secretary under Miliband
  • Hasn't ruled out running for leadership, says he's 'interested' in it
  • Ruled out

Mary Creagh

  • Been an MP since 2005
  • Currently Shadow International Development Seretary
  • Has announces her intention to run for leadership in a Daily Mail article

Labour Leadership: the main contenders.  From top left: Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Tristram Hunt, Mary Creagh

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