Cooper and Burnham Neck and Neck on Names

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This morning Andy Burnham has got three more public declarations from Pat Glass, Ronnie Campbell and Stephen Hepburn which now puts him on 28, equal with Cooper. They’re both doing speeches today.

Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Burnham will admit that he spent too much in a ‘I’m not a lefty’ tour of Ernst & Young:

“If we are to win back trust we have to start by admitting that we should not have been running a significant deficit in the years before the crash.”

“It worries me that, in some people’s eyes, Labour has become associated with giving people who don’t want to help themselves an easy ride. That must change before we can win again.”

Meanwhile Cooper is off to marginals that Labour won and lost to ‘listen’. Leaders lead, losers ‘listen’…

Kendall has received a boost with the support of one more MP, Gisela Stuart and remains the bookies second favourite. She’s speaking today too, up North Guido expects some further names to be revealed at that event. 

Send news of new declarations to team@order-order.com.

Cooper Overtakes Burnham in Labour MP Declarations Race

Five more Labour MPs have come out for Yvette: Liam Byrne and Virendra Sharma as well as newbies Judith Cummins, Ruth Cadbury and Marie Rimmer. That means she is now ahead of Burnham among Labour MPs who have publicly declared who they are backing. You can see all of those public declarations below:

They need 35 to get on the ballot paper. Send news of new declarations to team@order-order.com.

Tom Watson’s Militant Money

Militant loon Derek Hatton is trying to rejoin the Labour Party after being expelled in 1986, And he’s already throwing his weight around:

“I’m not getting into who should or shouldn’t be the next leader of the Labour Party. It’s early days and I’m not getting into that. But regarding the deputy leadership, I have been very impressed with Tom Watson – he’s a real fighter. One of the things I can say is I think it would be a disaster if someone like Liz Kendall became leader. That would spell the end of the Labour Party.”

The 67 year old is so impressed by Watson, that he appears to be financially backing his campaign for deputy leader:

Not that he’s “getting into that”.

#LabourLeadership: Cooper Back in Second Place

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Six more Labour MPs have endorsed Yvette Cooper as leader, Coffee House reports;

Emily Thornberry
Ian Austin
Jim Cunningham
Karen Buck
Lyn Brown
Steve McCabe


Isn’t it odd that the Spectator not the enfeebled New Statesman is breaking news of developments in Labour’s leadership race?

Who’s Ya Friend, Andy?

One is an egotistical dinosaur with an eye for a cover up, who refuses to modernise. The other is the President of FIFA.

4 More MPs Declare for Kendall

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This morning Liz Kendall has got four more public declarations from Chuka Umunna, Emma Reynolds, Jonathan Reynolds and Stephen Twigg which together with the weekend’s backing from Simon Danczuk now puts her on 20 public nominations – 3 ahead of Cooper and only 4 behind Burnham. They’re well known high profile names…

Full list of declared supporters can be found here: order-order.com/labdec send updates to team@order-order.com.

Labour MPs’ Public Declarations of Support

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These are the latest numbers for Labour MPs who have openly declared who they will be supporting. Despite rumours of a 100 or more MPs being willing to nominate Burnham, only 24 have backed the openly socialist candidate. Leadership candidates need 35 nominations to go through to Labour’s first one person, one vote leadership election…

Supporters list can be found here: order-order.com/labdec send updates to team@order-order.com.

Andy Burnham: Rent-Swapper

Stories in the Sunday papers about Andy Burnham’s expenses will have rung a bell for Guido readers. During the height of the rent-swapping scandal in 2012, this site reported on how:

“[Burnham is] letting out a London home while renting another property in the capital at the taxpayers’ expense… taking public money to subsidise living in his London flat while renting out another London property at the same time”

Burnham is claiming £17,000 a year on expenses to rent a flat in London, despite owning another property nearby which he rents out for around £18,000.

The taxpayer is subsidising his property portfolio…

Labour Rivals and Trade Unionists Briefed Chuka “Whispers”

Readers will remember the rumours being pushed by Chuka’s left-wing rivals in the days before he stood aside from the Labour leadership race. The union funded propaganda blog Political Scrapbook even added the words “nudge nudge wink wink” to a […]

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Ed in Denial

Miliband is back and this from the impeccably connected George Eaton suggests he is still not past the denial stage of loss:

“having returned from his holiday in Ibiza, I’m told that Miliband has been advising MPs on the lessons

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Liz Kendall Campaign Domain Trolled By Burnham Fans

This morning Liz Kendall launched her new campaign website for her Labour leadership bid. You can go to lizforleader.com and get the latest:

Type in lizforleader.co.uk, however, and you get something quite different:

“Did you mean?” appears in the tab […]

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Tristram Hunt Backs Kendall For Leader

“This morning I am announcing that I will not be entering the race to be leader of the Labour Party. Over the last few days I have made a lot of calls to potential supporters. I found that the bulk

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Quote of the Day

Liz Kendall is asked by Tom Newton Dunn if she would ever ban the Sun from one of her press conferences:

“If you stripped naked and ran in front of me, Tom, I might have second thoughts about it, but apart from that, no.”

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