Elections 28 May 2010 Ed Balls progresses in Labour leadership race Former schools secretary just one vote away from making it on to the ballot paper. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Labour has just updated the nominations counter on its website and there's some good news for Ed Balls. After being forced to deny that he would struggle to achieve the required 33 nominations, the former schools secretary is now just one vote away from making it on to the ballot paper. It's worth noting that Yvette Cooper and John Healey are the only shadow cabinet members to have nominated him. I expect that Balls's many opponents (inside and outside of the cabinet) will be pleased he's progressing. A large number believe it essential that he is defeated decisively in an open contest. Elsewhere, David Miliband remains in the lead with 54 nominations, while Ed Miliband has 45. Andy Burnham has 17 nominations, but with 103 votes left to play for, he's still in with a shout of making it on to the ballot. But it doesn't look like either John McDonnell or Diane Abbott will do so. McDonnell has just six nominations and Abbott one (from David Lammy). Here's a guide to who the shadow cabinet have nominated so far (those yet to nominate in bold): Douglas Alexander (David Miliband) Ed Balls (himself) Hilary Benn (Ed Miliband) Ben Bradshaw Nick Brown Liam Byrne Andy Burnham (himself) Yvette Cooper (Ed Balls) Alistair Darling John Denham (Ed Miliband) Peter Hain (Ed Miliband) Harriet Harman John Healey (Ed Balls) Tessa Jowell (pledged to support David Miliband) Alan Johnson (David Miliband) Sadiq Khan (Ed Miliband) Pat McFadden (David Miliband) David Miliband Ed Miliband (himself) Jim Murphy (David Miliband) Jack Straw Shaun Woodward Rosie Winterton (Ed Miliband) Special offer: get 12 issues of the New Statesman for just £5.99 plus a free copy of "Liberty in the Age of Terror" by A C Grayling. › ConservativeHome’s caricature of London teenagers George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles How the Democratic National Committee Chair contest became a proxy war Sooner or later, a British university is going to go bankrupt Commons confidential: Old friend or foe?