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Who nominated who in the 2015 Labour deputy leadership election?

The deputy leadership candidates needed 35 MPs to back them. Who backed who?

Tom Watson, Caroline Flint, Stella Creasy, Ben Bradshaw and Angela Eagle are all on the ballot for the deputy leadership election. Watson, the bookmakers' favourite, will square off against Flint, Creasy, Bradshaw and Eagle. John Healey, who announced his intentions to run, secured 21 nominations before pulling out as he was unable to get the 35 names he amassed.

Rushanara Ali secured 24 nominations before pulling out to guarantee that Creasy, Bradshaw and Eagle all made the ballot. 

The Labour deputy leadership hopefuls needed 35 MPs to nominate them in order to run, out of 232 MPs overall. 

Who nominated who?

Ben Bradshaw (37)

 

Heidi Alexander MP for Lewisham East

Rushanara Ali MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Clive Betts MP for Sheffield South East

Ben Bradshaw MP for Exeter

Lyn Brown MP for West Ham

Chris Bryant MP for Rhondda

Karen Buck MP for Westminster North

Neil Coyle MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Geraint Davies MP for Swansea West

Thangam Debbonaire MP for Bristol West

Clive Efford MP for Eltham

Chris Evans MP for Islwyn

Frank Field MP for Birkenhead

Paul Flynn MP for Newport West

Helen Goodman MP for Bishop Auckland

Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East

Meg Hillier MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch

Tristram Hunt MP for Stoke-On-Trent Central

Rupa Huq MP for Ealing Central and Acton

Huw Irranca-Davies MP for Ogmore

Alan Johnson MP for Hull West and Hessle

Diana Johnson MP for Hull North

Susan Elan Jones MP for Clwyd South

Sadiq Khan MP for Tooting

Peter Kyle MP for Hove

Gordon Marsden MP for Blackpool South

Kerry McCarthy MP for Bristol East

Catherine McKinnell MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne North

Matthew Pennycook MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

Bridget Phillipson MP for Houghton and Sunderland South

Yasmin Qureshi MP for Bolton South East

Andrew Slaughter MP for Hammersmith

Andrew Smith MP for Oxford East

Keir Starmer MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Emily Thornberry MP for Islington South and Finsbury

Stephen Timms MP for East Ham

Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South

 

Stella Creasy (35)

Debbie Abrahams MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Ruth Cadbury MP for Brentford and Isleworth

Sarah Champion MP for Rotherham

Jenny Chapman MP for Darlington

Jo Cox MP for Batley and Spen

Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

Stephen Doughty MP for Cardiff South and Penarth

Louise Ellman MP for Liverpool, Riverside

Kate Green MP for Stretford and Urmston

Kate Hollern MP for Blackburn

Dan Jarvis MP for Barnsley Central

Gerald Jones MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Mike Kane MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

Chris Leslie MP for Nottingham East

Holly Lynch MP for Halifax

Fiona Mactaggart MP for Slough

Ian Murray MP for Edinburgh South

Melanie Onn MP for Great Grimsby

Jamie Reed MP for Copeland

Steve Reed MP for Croydon North

Gavin Shuker MP for Luton South

Karin Smyth MP for Bristol South

Wes Streeting MP for Ilford North

Graham Stringer MP for Blackley and Broughton

Gareth Thomas MP for Harrow West

Stephen Twigg MP for Liverpool, West Derby

Catherine West MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

John Woodcock MP for Barrow and Furness

Madeleine Moon MP for Bridgend

Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Chuka Umunna MP for Streatham

David Lammy MP for Tottenham

Ivan Lewis MP for Bury North

 

Angela Eagle (38)

Margaret Beckett MP for Derby South

Roberta Blackman-Woods MP for City of Durham

Paul Blomfield MP for Sheffield Central

Nick Brown MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne East

Dawn Butler MP for Brent Central

Ann Clwyd MP for Cynon Valley

Julie Cooper MP for Burnley

Maria Eagle MP for Garston and Halewood

Angela Eagle MP for Wallasey

Bill Esterson MP for Sefton Central

Mike Gapes MP for Ilford South

Pat Glass MP for North West Durham

Margaret Greenwood MP for Wirral West

Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South

Nia Griffith MP for Llanelli

Andrew Gwynne MP for Denton and Reddish

John Healey MP for Wentworth and Dearne

Mark Hendrick MP for Preston

Sharon Hodgson MP for Washington and Sunderland West

Kelvin Hopkins MP for Luton North

Seema Malhotra MP for Feltham and Heston

Rachael Maskell MP for York Central

John McDonnell MP for Hayes and Harlington

Alison McGovern MP for Wirral South

Liz McInnes MP for Heywood and Middleton

Michael Meacher MP for Oldham West and Royton

Teresa Pearce MP for Erith and Thamesmead

Stephen Pound MP for Ealing North

Angela Rayner MP for Ashton-Under-Lyne

Christina Rees MP for Neath

Marie Rimmer MP for St Helens South and Whiston

Steve Rotheram MP for Liverpool, Walton

Tulip Siddiq MP for Hampstead and Kilburn

Cat Smith MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood

Jon Trickett MP for Hemsworth

Derek Twigg MP for Halton

Keith Vaz MP for Leicester East

Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge

 

Caroline Flint (43)

Hilary Benn MP for Leeds central
Luciana Berger MP for Liverpool, Wavertree
Tom Blenkinsop MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ann Coffey MP for Stockport
Alex Cunningham MP for Stockton North
Nic Dakin MP for Scunthorpe
Simon Danczuk MP for Rochdale
Wayne David MP for Caerphilly
Jim Dowd MP for Lewisham West & Penge
Jack Dromey MP for Birmingham, Erdington
Julie Elliott MP for Sunderland Central
Jim Fitzpatrick MP for Poplar and Limehouse
Caroline Flint MP for Don Valley
Yvonne Fovargue MP for Makerfield
Barry Gardiner MP for Brent North
Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside
David Hanson MP for Delyn
Carolyn Harris MP for Swansea East
Margaret Hodge MP for Barking
Kate Hoey MP for Vauxhall
George Howarth MP for Knowsley
Graham Jones MP for Hyndburn
Gerald Kaufman MP for Manchester Gorton
Stephen Kinnock MP for Aberavon
Siobhain McDonagh MP for Mitcham and Morden
Pat McFadden MP for Wolverhampton South East
Jessica Morden MP for Newport East
Albert Owen MP for Ynys Mon
Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield CLP
Johnny Reynolds MP for Stalybridge and Hyde
Emma Reynolds MP for Wolverhampton North East
Joan Ryan MP for Enfield North
Barry Sheerman MP for Huddersfield
Owen Smith MP for Pontypridd
Angela Smith MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Gisela Stuart MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP for Torfaen
Anna Turley MP for Redcar
Karl Turner MP for Kingston Upon Hull East
Alan Whitehead MP for Southampton Test
Phil Wilson MP for Sedgefield

 

Tom Watson (62) 

Dave Anderson MP for Blaydon

Jon Ashworth MP for Leicester South

Ian Austin MP for Dudley North

Adrian Bailey MP for West Bromwich West

Kevin Brennan MP for Cardiff West

Richard Burden MP for Birmingham, Northfield

Richard Burgon MP for Leeds East

Liam Byrne MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Ronnie Campbell MP for Blyth Valley

Vernon Coaker MP for Gedling

David Crausby MP for Bolton North East

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham

Judith Cummins MP for Bradford South

Jim Cunningham MP for Coventry South

Gloria De Piero MP for Ashfield

Michael Dugher MP for Barnsley East

Paul Farrelly MP for Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Rob Flello MP for Stoke-On-Trent South

Coleen Fletcher MP for Coventry North East

Vicky Foxcroft MP for Lewisham, Deptford

Roger Godsiff MP for Birmingham, Hall Green

Louise Haig MP for Sheffield, Heeley

Harry Harpham MP for Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough

Sue Hayman MP for Workington

Stephen Hepburn MP for Jarrow

Imran Hussain MP for Bradford East

Kevan Jones MP for North Durham

Helen Jones MP for Warrington North

Barbara Keeley MP for Worsley and Eccles South

Ian Lavery MP for Wansbeck

Emma Lewell-Buck MP for South Shields

Clive Lewis MP for Norwich South

Rebecca Long Bailey MP for Salford and Eccles

Ian Lucas MP for Wrexham

Justin Madders MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston

Khalid Mahmood MP for Birmingham, Perry Barr

Shabana Mahmood MP for Birmingham, Ladywood

Rob Marris MP for Wolverhampton South West

Chris Matheson MP for City of Chester

Stephen McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak

Andy McDonald MP for Middlesbrough

Conor McGinn MP for St Helens North

Alan Meale MP for Mansfield

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead

Grahame Morris MP for Easington

Lisa Nandy MP for Wigan

Kate Osamor MP for Edmonton

Jess Phillips MP for Birmingham Yardley

Lucy Powell MP for Manchester Central

Rachel Reeves MP for Leeds West

Geoffrey Robinson MP for Coventry North West

Naz Shah MP for Bradford West

Virendra Sharma MP for Ealing, Southall

Dennis Skinner MP for Bolsover

Ruth Smeeth MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

Jeff Smith MP for Manchester Withington

Nick Smith MP for Blaenau Gwent

John Spellar MP for Warley

Jo Stevens MP for Cardiff Central

Tom Watson MP for West Bromwich East

David Winnick MP for Walsall North

Iain Wright MP for Hartlepool

 

 

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In defence of orientalism, the case against Twenty20, and why Ken should watch Son of Saul

My week, from Age Concern to anti-semitism.

Returning late from a party I never much wanted to go to, I leap up and down in the middle of the Harrow Road in the hope of flagging down a taxi, but the drivers don’t notice me. Either they’re haring down the fast lane or they’re too preoccupied cursing Uber to one another on their mobile phones. My father drove a black cab, so I have a deep loyalty to them. But there’s nothing like being left stranded in NW10 in the dead of night to make one reconsider one’s options. I just wish Uber wasn’t called Uber.

Just not cricket

Tired and irritable, I spend the next day watching sport on television – snooker, darts, cricket, anything I can find. But I won’t be following the Indian Premier League’s Twenty20 cricket again. It’s greedy, cynical, over-sponsored and naff. Whenever somebody hits a boundary, cheerleaders in cast-off gym kit previously worn by fourth-form Roedean girls wave tinsel mops.

Matches go to the final over where they’re decided in a thrashathon of sixes hit by mercenaries wielding bats as wide as shovels. Why, in that case, don’t both teams just play a final over each and dispense with the previous 19? I can’t wait for the elegant ennui of a five-day Test match.

Stop! Culture police!

I go to the Delacroix exhibition at the National Gallery to shake off the sensation of all-consuming kitsch. Immediately I realise I have always confused Delacroix with someone else but I can’t decide who. Maybe Jacques-Louis David. The show convincingly argues that Delacroix influenced every artist who came after him except Jeff Koons, who in that case must have been influenced by David. It’s turbulent, moody work, some of the best of it, again to my surprise, being religious painting with the religion taken out. Christ’s followers lamenting his death don’t appear to be expecting miracles. This is a man they loved, cruelly executed. The colours are the colours of insupportable grief.

I love the show but wish the curators hadn’t felt they must apologise for Delacroix finding the North Africans he painted “exotic”. Cultural studies jargon screams from the wall. You can hear the lecturer inveighing against the “appropriating colonial gaze” – John Berger and Edward Said taking all the fun out of marvelling at what’s foreign and desirable. I find myself wondering where they’d stand on the Roedean cheer-leaders of Mumbai.

Taking leave of the senses

My wife drags me to a play at Age Concern’s headquarters in Bloomsbury. When I see where she’s taking me I wonder if she plans to leave me there. The play is called Don’t Leave Me Now and is written by Brian Daniels. It is, to keep it simple, about the effects of dementia on the families and lovers of sufferers. I am not, in all honesty, expecting a good time. It is a reading only, the actors sitting in a long line like a board of examiners, and the audience hunched forward in the attitude of the professionally caring.  My wife is a therapist so this is her world.

Here, unlike in my study, an educated empathy prevails and no one is furious. I fear that art is going to get lost in good intention. But the play turns out to be subtly powerful, sympathetic and sharp, sad and funny; and hearing it read engages me as seeing it performed might not have done. Spared the spectacle of actors throwing their bodies around and singing about their dreams against a backdrop painted by a lesser, Les Mis version of Delacroix, you can concentrate on the words. And where dementia is the villain, words are priceless.

Mixing with the proles

In Bloomsbury again the next day for a bank holiday design and craft fair at Mary Ward House. I have a soft spot for craft fairs, having helped run a craft shop once, and I feel a kinship with the designers sitting bored behind their stalls, answering inane questions about kilns and receiving empty compliments. But it’s the venue that steals the show, a lovely Arts and Crafts house, founded in the 1890s by the novelist Mary Ward with the intention of enabling the wealthy and educated to live among the poor and introduce them to the consolations of beauty and knowledge. We’d call that patronising. We’re wrong. It’s a high ideal, to ease the burden of poverty and ignorance and, in Ward’s words, save us from “the darker, coarser temptations of our human road”.

An Oscar-winning argument for Zionism

Speaking of which, I am unable to empty my mind of Ken Livingstone and his apologists as I sit in the cinema and watch the just-released Academy Award-winning Son of Saul, a devastating film about one prisoner’s attempt to hold on to a vestige of humanity in a Nazi death camp. If you think you know of hell from Dante or Michelangelo, think again. The inferno bodied forth in Son of Saul is no theological apportioning of justice or deserts. It is the evisceration of meaning, the negation of every grand illusion about itself mankind has ever harboured. There has been a fashion, lately, to invoke Gaza as proof that the Holocaust is a lesson that Jews failed to learn – as though one cruelty drives out another, as though suffering is forfeit, and as though we, the observers, must choose between horrors.

I defy even Livingstone to watch this film, in which the Jews, once gassed, become “pieces” – Stücke – and not grasp the overwhelming case for a Jewish place of refuge. Zionism pre-dated the camps, and its fulfilment, if we can call it that, came too late for those millions reduced to the grey powder mountains the Sonderkommandos were tasked with sweeping away. It diminishes one’s sympathy for the Palestinian cause not a jot to recognise the arguments, in a world of dehumanising hate, for Zionism. Indeed, not to recognise those arguments is to embrace the moral insentience whose murderous consequence Son of Saul confronts with numbed horror. 

This article first appeared in the 05 May 2016 issue of the New Statesman, The longest hatred