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Patrick Maguire is the New Statesman's political correspondent.
The train drivers’ union’s executive is expected to back Rebecca Long-Bailey but its general secretary is drawn to Keir Starmer.
Chinese for Labour have given the Wigan MP her third affiliate endorsement – and with it a place in the final round.
Why the Conservatives will keep attacking Jeremy Corbyn even after he’s gone, and why Labour needs answers on welfare.
The Wigan MP and Emily Thornberry vied for the nomination of Chinese for Labour this evening – but Keir Starmer is still assiduously wooing the grassroots.
The shopworkers’ union’s nomination highlights the narrow path facing Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry – and even Lisa Nandy – to the final stage of the contest.
United Left, the biggest bloc on the trade union’s ruling executive, has endorsed the shadow business secretary for the Labour leadership.
The endorsement of the left-wing food union suggests Long-Bailey will enjoy a straightforward journey to the next round of the contest.
The statements circulated by the contenders to local parties reveal much about how they intend to win - and the post-Corbyn Labour Party's political consensus.
Only 14,700 people have paid £25 to vote for Jeremy Corbyn's successor - a fraction of the 180,000 who signed up in 2016.
The Corbynite transport union will ballot its members on whether to support Keir Starmer or Long-Bailey, in a blow to the latter.