Labour leadership election: Who will replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader?

27 January 2020, 16:48 | Updated: 27 January 2020, 16:51

Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey are the current favourites to replace Jeremy Corbyn
Sir Keir Starmer is the favourite to replace Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: PA

Who are the frontrunners to replace Jeremy Corbyn and who has enough nominations from MPs to run in the contest to replace the Labour leader?

The Labour leadership election will decide who replaces Jeremy Corbyn.

There are a number of ways you can vote.

Who is running?

These are the people who have announced they're running.

Sir Keir Starmer: The Shadow Brexit Secretary is seen as a very capable politician - albeit relatively new, having only entered parliament in 2015. He's currently the frontrunner in the competition, has received the most nominations from MPs and MEPs and is ahead with CLP nominations.

Rebecca Long-Bailey: The Shadow Business Secretary stood in for Mr Corbyn in the leadership debates and performed well. But there are question marks over whether she connects well with voters. She's seen by many as 'continuity Corbyn', a label she dislikes.

Lisa Nandy: The MP for Wigan resigned from Corbyn's front bench in 2016 and wants to concentrate on winning support in small towns and local communities.

Emily Thornberry: Emily Thornberry just squeaked through with 23 nominations. She is the shadow foreign secretary and is a well-known name in the party.

Who withdrew from the Labour leadership contest?

Clive Lewis: Clive Lewis withdrew from the contest, less than an hour before nominations closed, after only getting 5 nominations.

Jess Phillips: A very strong media performer with a big personality. She withdrew because she was not the right candidate to "unite all parts of our movement".

Who are the favourites to replace Jeremy Corbyn?

The current favourite to replace Jeremy Corbyn is Sir Keir Starmer.

Rebecca Long-Bailey was the initial frontrunner.

Who is through to the Labour leadership final ballot?

There are different routes to making it to the ballot.

Once on the ballot, members can rank their preferences for leader.

Sir Keir Starmer: Starmer was the first candidate to make it to the final ballot after receiving enough support from unions and affiliate groups.

Lisa Nandy: Nandy became the second candidate to make it on to the final ballot after picking up a nomination from Chinese for Labour, on top of the endorsements from the NUM and GMB unions.

What are the odds for the next Labour leader?

Sir Keir Starmer:


Rebecca Long-Bailey:


Lisa Nandy:


Emily Thornberry: