Tom Watson MP sets up crowdfunding site for his deputy Labour leadership bid

Tom Watson has his eye on Labour's deputy leadership job.

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The Labour backbencher Tom Watson is crowdfunding for a deputy leadership bidLabourList reports.

Watson, who has been MP for West Bromwich East since 2001 and is the party's former campaign coordinator, would be difficult to beat. He has a lot of campaigning experience, and would have the unions' backing.

However, he blotted his copybook over the Falkirk candidate selection scandal, when he stood down as campaign coordinator in 2013 (famously recommending Ed Miliband listen to some Drenge).

Here's what his crowdfunding site,, looks like:

Anoosh Chakelian is the New Statesman’s Britain editor.

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