NEWS REPORT: Labour leadership candidates confirmed

The deadline for MPs to submit their nominations for the Labour leadership race passed at 12:00 today.  The candidates can therefore be confirmed as Andy Burnham (68 MP nominations), Yvette Cooper (59), Liz Kendall (41) and Jeremy Corbyn, a late entrance, who secured 36 nominations just in time to get his name on the ballot paper.

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Who will be next Labour leader

Any Burnham
Yvette Cooper
Liz Kendall
Jeremy Corbyn
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Who are the candiates?  Read our brief candidate profiles below:

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

Jeremy Corbyn

  • A 'veteran' left wing MP representing the 'anti-austerity voice'
  • Has support of the likes of Michael Meacher and Diane Abbot, who ran in 2010
  • He writes a column for the Morning Star
  • Opposed the Iraq war

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