Labour backbencher's supporters consider switching their second preference votes in the leadership contest.
Foreign policy will become a defining issue as Jeremy Corbyn declares his opposition to air strikes against Isis.
The new shadow chancellor says his party needs to challenge the "traditional ways" of delivering services".
Chris Leslie says that he believes the issue has "moved off the agenda" in contrast to Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham.
Labour will not prosper if it is viewed merely as a repository of protest.
Unions said to be restricting affiliated supporters' data to preferred candidates.
The Labour London mayoral candidate on why he is the "modern" figure the city needs, Tessa Jowell's "control freakery", and Islamist extremism.
Rachel Reeves, Chris Leslie and Chuka Umunna are the leading candidates.
The Labour leadership candidate – often criticised for her lack of personality – appeared relaxed and amusing at a lunch for journalists.
Had the right of party not made so many avoidable errors it would have been harder for others to define themselves against it.