Burnham certain to make the ballot but the left remains hopelessly divided.
The candidates need to show leadership by saying what they would do differently.
It is Abbott who has the greater potential support.
Former schools secretary just one vote away from making it on to the ballot paper.
Odds-on favourite takes the lead with 48 nominations.
Without Abbott’s support he may never have become an MP.
And who else should throw their hat in the ring?
Yes, she’s a woman. But she’s not credible.
Just getting Abbott’s name on the ballot paper will show that women in politics can be taken serious