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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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Who will win in Stoke-on-Trent?

Labour are the favourites, but they could fall victim to a shock in the Midlands constituency.  

The resignation of Tristram Hunt as MP for Stoke-on-Central has triggered a by-election in the safe Labour seat of Stoke on Trent Central. That had Westminster speculating about the possibility of a victory for Ukip, which only intensified once Paul Nuttall, the party’s leader, was installed as the candidate.

If Nuttall’s message that the Labour Party has lost touch with its small-town and post-industrial heartlands is going to pay dividends at the ballot box, there can hardly be a better set of circumstances than this: the sitting MP has quit to take up a well-paid job in London, and although  the overwhelming majority of Labour MPs voted to block Brexit, the well-advertised divisions in that party over the vote should help Ukip.

But Labour started with a solid lead – it is always more useful to talk about percentages, not raw vote totals – of 16 points in 2015, with the two parties of the right effectively tied in second and third place. Just 33 votes separated Ukip in second from the third-placed Conservatives.

There was a possible – but narrow – path to victory for Ukip that involved swallowing up the Conservative vote, while Labour shed votes in three directions: to the Liberal Democrats, to Ukip, and to abstention.

But as I wrote at the start of the contest, Ukip were, in my view, overwritten in their chances of winning the seat. We talk a lot about Labour’s problem appealing to “aspirational” voters in Westminster, but less covered, and equally important, is Ukip’s aspiration problem.

For some people, a vote for Ukip is effectively a declaration that you live in a dump. You can have an interesting debate about whether it was particularly sympathetic of Ken Clarke to brand that party’s voters as “elderly male people who have had disappointing lives”, but that view is not just confined to pro-European Conservatives. A great number of people, in Stoke and elsewhere, who are sympathetic to Ukip’s positions on immigration, international development and the European Union also think that voting Ukip is for losers.

That always made making inroads into the Conservative vote harder than it looks. At the risk of looking very, very foolish in six days time, I found it difficult to imagine why Tory voters in Hanley would take the risk of voting Ukip. As I wrote when Nuttall announced his candidacy, the Conservatives were, in my view, a bigger threat to Labour than Ukip.

Under Theresa May, almost every move the party has made has been designed around making inroads into the Ukip vote and that part of the Labour vote that is sympathetic to Ukip. If the polls are to be believed, she’s succeeding nationally, though even on current polling, the Conservatives wouldn’t have enough to take Stoke on Trent Central.

Now Theresa May has made a visit to the constituency. Well, seeing as the government has a comfortable majority in the House of Commons, it’s not as if the Prime Minister needs to find time to visit the seat, particularly when there is another, easier battle down the road in the shape of the West Midlands mayoral election.

But one thing is certain: the Conservatives wouldn’t be sending May down if they thought that they were going to do worse than they did in 2015.

Parties can be wrong of course. The Conservatives knew that they had found a vulnerable spot in the last election as far as a Labour deal with the SNP was concerned. They thought that vulnerable spot was worth 15 to 20 seats. They gained 27 from the Liberal Democrats and a further eight from Labour.  Labour knew they would underperform public expectations and thought they’d end up with around 260 to 280 seats. They ended up with 232.

Nevertheless, Theresa May wouldn’t be coming down to Stoke if CCHQ thought that four days later, her party was going to finish fourth. And if the Conservatives don’t collapse, anyone betting on Ukip is liable to lose their shirt. 

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to British politics.