Burnham on the Ballot Paper

The seven new names secured by Andy Burnham mean he has the 35 nominations needed to get on the ballot paper. Last night new MPs Rachael Maskell, Nick Thomas-Symonds, Angela Rayner, Harry Harpham, Justin Madders, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Peter Dowd put him on 37:

The others have exactly two weeks to get to 35…




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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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