The Staggers 16 May 2015 Stella Creasy announces she will stand for the deputy leadership of the Labour party Stella Creasy, the popular MP for Walthamstow, will challenge Tom Watson and Caroline Flint for the post. A rising star. Photo:Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Stella Creasy has entered the race to replace Harriet Harman as deputy leader of the Labour Party. Creasy, who was elected MP for Walthamstow in 2010, is one of the highest profile members of the parliamentary Labour Party, and has carved out a niche as one of Britain's most successful campaigners, on issues ranging from payday loans to women's representation on banknotes. Writing for the Mirror, Creasy has pledged to "restore fire and faith" in the Labour movement. Creasy is adored by the membership and will be heavyweight opposition to both Caroline Flint and Tom Watson, but may have an uphill battle to secure 35 nominations and a place on the ballot paper. › Jim Murphy resigns as leader of Scottish Labour Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!