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Five Labour leader candidates have won the support of enough MPs and MEPs to enter the next stage of the contest. #bbcqt 

Rebecca Long Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and Sir Keir Starmer are all through to the next round of the Labour leadership race after securing the backing of at least 22 MPs or MEPs

If Labour MPs aren’t willing to use and trust their judgment for picking their party leadership, why should they be trusted on anything else? If MPs and MEPs aren’t willing to exercise their nomination choices, the phase should be scrapped. Why not?

Emily Thornberry will join four other candidates on the ballot to become the next Labour leader, after winning the support of enough MPs and MEPs. @IainDale  asks: Which qualities will the future Labour leader need in order to get your vote?

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Crucial day in Labour leadership contest today - we'll know early afternoon if Clive Lewis and Emily Thornberry can make it onto the ballot paper alongside Starmer, Long Bailey, Phillips and Nandy as nominations from MPs and MEPs close

@lisanandy  has just crossed the 22 MPs/MEPs threshold for the Labour leader race, her campaign tells me.

Jess Phillips has secured the nominations of 22 Labour MPs and MEPs to pass through 1st stage of leadership contest, her campaign says

Nominations for leadership candidates will be open to Labour MPs and MEPs from January 7-13

RT @PaulBrandITV  NEW: Labour party spokesperson confirms: 7-13 Jan - nominations from MPs & MEPs 14-16 Jan - registered supporters can join 15 Jan-14 Feb - CLPs (local parties) & unions can nominate 20 Feb - Freeze date for new new members 21 Feb-2 April - voting 4 April - result

Orban was being censured specifically for #antisemitism  & the Tories told their MEPs to vote against the censure; it would have been difficult at that point to make a point about Labour being "institutionally " AS when the Tory leadership had made such an official decision 5/

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The great majority of Labour MPs and MEPs backed the destruction of Iraq Libya and Syria. opposed it. But they’re left and he’s right? Seriously? #Brexit 

labour meps'>Tomorrow Labour MEPs will vote to hold Viktor Orban's government in Hungary to account. The Conservatives must do the same, and should condemn his attacks on judicial and media independence, denial of refugee rights, and pandering to antisemitism and Islamophobia.

How , with trade union backing, looks set to defeat attempt by Labour MPs and MEPs, led by , to force party to campaign unambiguously for confirmatory referendum in EU elections

Exclusive: Draft Labour euro elxns leaflet makes party look pro-Brexit. MPs, MEPs and members in full revolt over no mention of 2nd referendum.

#EUElectionResults so far: - Brexit Party clear winners - Lib Dems come second - Heavy losses for Tories & Labour - Good night for Greens - No MEPs for Change UK - UKIP, winners in 2014, take no seats Latest: Results in graphs:

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We came so close to getting a second referendum that the Tory government has almost collapsed ... I'm voting Labour to stop Brexit and send MEPs to Brussels who will fight austerity... please RT and message every contact on your phone to get out and vote!

One Labour MP after PLP: "Speaker after speaker reporting haemorrhaging of Labour votes to pro PV/Remain parties, members resigning, asking why our strategy seems designed to lose us good MEPs & gift the elections to Farage & the far right."

Labour MPs and MEPs are signing letter to party’s ruling NEC calling for its EU elections manifesto to contain unambiguous commitment to confirmatory Brexit referendum. Attached is crucial section. Momentous decision for the NEC on Tuesday.

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This matters. The International Commission of Labour’s National Policy Forum - which consists of MPs, trade unionists, MEPs, and constituency representatives - has just voted UNANIMOUSLY that Labour’s manifesto for EU elections should pledge to hold a confirmatory referendum...

on any Brexit deal. My sources say there were no dissenting voices. And yesterday all Labour MEPs voted in precisely the same unanimous way, for a referendum. Tomorrow Labour’s Trade Union Liaison Organisation is likely to inform the party’s ruling NEC that its big...

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