Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Latest on nominations for McDonnell

BBC report just announced :

Left-winger John McDonnell still needs the support of 18 more MPs if he is to challenge Gordon Brown for the Labour leadership, the party has revealed.
So far, 27 MPs have nominated him, compared with 282 for the chancellor.

In the deputy leadership contest, Hilary Benn and Jon Cruddas have yet to gain the 45 nominations needed.

Alan Johnson, Harriet Harman, Peter Hain and Hazel Blears have all got through. Nominations are due to close at 1230 BST Thursday.

Labour Party site has the figures :

Candidates for Leader
Gordon Brown 282 MP nominations
John McDonnell 27 MP nominations

Candidates for Deputy Leader
Hilary Benn 34 MP nominations
Hazel Blears 48 MP nominations
Jon Cruddas 44 MP nominations
Peter Hain 49 MP nominations
Harriet Harman 60 MP nominations
Alan Johnson 64 MP nominations

The BBC site gives out some McDonnell names :

Among his supporters were backbenchers Diane Abbott, Jeremy Corbyn, Dennis Skinner and Mike Wood.

Anyone know the other MPs who have nominated John or who the 43 are who have yet to nominate ?

Update 1: Jon has links to those who have nominated John and Gordon. Be good to have the names of the ones not nominated . And no Im not going to sit down with a list of MPs and work it out!

Here are John's :

Abbott MP, Diane Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Campbell MP, Ronnie Blyth Valley
Caton MP, Martin Gower
Clapham MP, Michael Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark MP, Katy North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen MP, Harry Leyton and Wanstead
Cook MP, Frank Stockton North
Corbyn MP, Jeremy Islington North
Cryer MP, Ann Keighley
Drew MP, David Stroud
Etherington MP, Bill Sunderland North
Fisher MP, Mark Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn MP, Paul Newport West
Gerrard MP, Neil Walthamstow
Gibson MP, Dr Ian Norwich North
Heyes MP, David Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins MP, Kelvin Luton North
Jones MP, Lynne Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell MP, John Hayes and Harlington
Meacher MP, Rt Hon Michael Oldham West and Royton
Prentice MP, Gordon Pendle
Riordan MP, Linda Halifax
Simpson MP, Alan Nottingham South
Skinner MP, Dennis Bolsover
Taylor MP, David North West Leicestershire
Wareing MP, Robert N. Liverpool, West Derby
Wood MP, Mike Batley and Spen

Update 2:

All three of my local MPs ( Des Turner, David Lepper and Celia Barlow )nominated Brown, and two are retiring next election so what did they have to lose ! None great rebels though, so what did I expect.