Show Hide image Politics 2 June 2015 Andy Burnham picks up 16 more nominations Andy Burnham has secured a half-century of nominations, including his first from outside Wales and the North of England. Print HTML Andy Burnham has picked up the support of 16 more MPs, bringing his total to 50 overall. His nearest rival in terms of parliamentary support, Yvette Cooper, has 31 MPs. Liz Kendall has 21 MPs. Mary Creagh, who, increasingly, looks unlikely to make the ballot, has 6 MPs. In a boost for the Burnham campaign, he has secured his first backers from outside Wales and the North. Kerry McCarthy, the MP for Bristol East, and Alan Whitehead, from Southampton Test, have publicly endorsed Burnham. He has also secured endorsements from two London MPs, Kate Hoey and Teresa Pearce. The full 16 are: Alan Whitehead Bill Esterson Clive Betts Chris Matheson Derek Twigg Kerry McCarthy Liz McInnes Mary Glindon Teresa Pearce Wayne David Albert Owen Iain Wright Nia Griffith Kate Hoey Ian Mearns Paul Farrelly › Letter from America Stephen Bush is editor of the Staggers, the New Statesman’s political blog. 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles I believe only Yvette Cooper has the breadth of support to beat Jeremy Corbyn To stop Jeremy Corbyn, I am giving my second preference to Andy Burnham What do Labour's lost voters make of the Labour leadership candidates?