Labour leadership race

Emily Thornberry knocked out of Labour leadership race

The Labour leadership contest has become a three horse race. Emily Thornberry has been eliminated after failing to win enough Constituency Labour Party nominations to pass through to the final round. The shadow foreign secretary did come close to reaching the required number – she was two short at 31 nominations to the 33 required by Friday evening. Of the candidates who have made it through to the membership stage, Keir Starmer won 374 nominations, Rebecca Long-Bailey164 and Lisa Nandy 72. Thornberry’s leadership campaign has been uphill from the beginning. She struggled to amass support among parliamentary colleagues and she did not win backing from a single union or socialist society