The race now moves onto supporting nominations from constituency Labour parties: who will emerge the strongest?
Since 2006, entry rates for disadvantaged pupils to university have soared by 61 per cent
David Tennant's backing Labour, but what side would the Doctor come down on?
In a first of a series following the mayoral runners and riders on the campaign trail in London, Stephen Bush talks to David Lammy about Stuart Hall, housing, immigration and growing up poor.
It's not just Nick Clegg who is in jeopardy. His negotiating team could be knocked out before the coalition talks even begin.
The election debate will be dominated by business leaders, bond markets, the Health Service and the public finances. The poor have been written out of the script.
Both Vince Cable and Tim Farron are notably frosty towards the prospect of another partnership with the Tories.
The glee with which the Conservatives have greeted the letter from 100 business chiefs risks reinforcing the impression of them as the political wing of the City of London.
Greg Dyke, David Cameron and Ed Milband are united in blaming migrants for our troubles. But stopping immigration will do nothing for the England football team - and even less for England.
Elections are as much about competence as conviction - Labour should have made more hay with the Coalition's many gaffes.
The latest attack on Labour by business may be dismissed as "man bites dog", but it could do damage to the party, albeit indirectly.
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