Dawn Butler, four others scale through to the second stage of the Labour Party’s deputy leadership contest.

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Five MPs through to second stage of Labour deputy contest

Labour leadership bid continues after a catastrophic defeat during the 2019 ‘Brexit election’.

As well as the leadership, the deputy position is also on the table and Dawn Butler MP has been one of the first to declare her intention to run as deputy. However, it became a struggle for her to garner the number of nominations from colleagues required to scale to next stage in order to make the ballot.

Yesterday, grassroots Labour members began a campaign to urge MPs to ensure the shadow secretary for women and equalities secures enough nominations to scale through.

5 MPs including Ms Dawn have now reached the required threshold to be nominated by MPs and MEPs for Deputy Leader.

Angela Rayner is the obvious frontrunner with 88 nominations followed by Ian Murray with 34. Dawn Butler at 29, Rosena Allin-Khan at 23, Richard Burgon managed to sneak through with 22 nominations while Khalid Mahmood withdrew from the race.

These successful candidates will now require either 5% of CLPs or at least 3 affiliates (at least 2 of which shall be a trade union) compromising 5% of affiliated membership to be successfully included on the ballot.

The final date for CLPs and affiliates to submit their nomination is Friday 14th February.

MP/MEP nominations for Labour deputy leadership candidates

CandidateTotal NominationsMP/MEP Nominating
Rosena Allin Khan
23Fleur Anderson, Ben BradshawKevin Brennan, Richard Corbett, Seb Dance, Geraint Davies, Thangam Debbonaire, Rosie Duffield, Clive Efford, Vicky Foxcroft, Fabian Hamilton, John Howarth, Jackie Jones, Rosena Khan Allin, Stephen Kinnock, Khalid Mahmood, Anna McMorrin, Chi Onwurah, Rory Palmer, Luke Pollard, Nick SmithAlex Sobel, Wes Streeting.
Richard Burgon
22Diane Abbott, Apsana Begum, Richard Burgon, Ian Byrne, Dan Carden, Mary Foy, Rachel HopkinsImran Hussain, Ian Lavery, Andy McDonald, John McDonnell, Ian Mearns, Claude Moraes, Grahame Morris, Kate Osborne, Yasmin Qureshi, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Zarah Sultana, Jon Trickett, Claudia WebbeBeth Winter, Mohammad Yasin
Dawn Butler
29Lyn Brown, Dawn Butler, Liam ByrneRosie Cooper, Janet Daby, Marsha de Cordova, Flo Eshalomi, Barry Gardiner, Preet Gill, Neena Gill, Helen Hayes, Sharon Hodgson, Rupa Huq, Sarah Jones, Seema Malhotra, Rachael Maskell, Alison McGovern, James Murray, Abena Oppong-Asare, Taiwo Owatemi, Matt Rodda, Naz Shah, Karin Smyth, Emily Thornberry, Stephen Timms, Julie Ward, Catherine West, Matt Western, Nadia Whittome
Ian Murray
34Tonia Antoniazzi, Clive Betts, Nicholas Brown, Chris BryantRuth Cadbury, Sarah ChampionNeil Coyle, Stella Creasy, Alex Cunningham, Wayne David, Alex Davies-Jones, Julie Elliott, Chris Elmore, Chris Evans, Mary GlindonNia Griffith, John Healey, Mark Hendrick, Margaret Hodge, Kevan Jones, Darren Jones, Liz KendallPeter Kyle, Holly Lynch, Kerry McCarthy, Siobhan McDonaghPat McFadden, Catherine McKinnellIan Murray, Toby Perkins, Bridget Phillipson, John Spellar, Gareth Thomas, Derek Twigg.
Angela Rayner
88Debbie Abrahams, Tahir AliMike Amesbury, Jon AshworthPaula Barker, Hilary BennOlivia Blake, Paul Blomfield Tracy Brabin, Karen BuckAlan Campbell, Bambos Charalambous, Feryal ClarkYvette Cooper, Jon Cruddas Judith Cummins, Tan DhesiAnneliese Dodds, Stephen DoughtyPeter Dowd, Jack DromeyMaria Eagle, Angela EagleBill Esterson, Colleen FletcherGill Furniss, Kate GreenLilian Greenwood, Margaret Greenwood, Theresa GriffinAndrew Gwynne, Louise HaighEmma Hardy, Mike Hill, Meg HillierKate Hollern, George HowarthDan Jarvis, Diana Johnson, Kim Johnson, Gerald Jones, Ruth JonesMike Kane, Barbara KeeleyAfzal Khan, Jude Kirton-DarlingDavid Lammy, Emma Lewell-BuckTony Lloyd, Rebecca Long-BaileyJustin Madders, Chris MathesonSteve McCabe, Conor McGinnJim McMahon, Ed MilibandNav Mishra, Jessica Morden Stephen Morgan, Charlotte NicholsAlex Norris, Sarah Owen Stephanie Peacock, Matthew Pennycook, Lucy PowellAngela Rayner, Steve ReedChristina Rees, Rachel ReevesEllie Reeves, Jonathan Reynolds Marie Rimmer, Lloyd Russell-MoyleVirendra Sharma, Barry SheermanTulip Siddiq, Andrew SlaughterCat Smith, Jo StevensMark Tami, Sam TarryNick Thomas-Symonds, Karl TurnerLiz Twist, Valerie Vaz, Alan Whitehead, Mick WhitleyDaniel Zeichner
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