Diane Abbott will join bat­tle

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

lefT-wInG labour MP Diane Abbott has re­ceived enough nom­i­na­tions to stand for the party lead­er­ship, it was an­nounced yes­ter­day. The hack­ney north and Stoke new­ing­ton MP will stand against for­mer min­is­ters David Miliband, his brother ed, Andy Burn­ham and ed Balls to take over from Gor­don Brown. She reached the nec­es­sary 33 nom­i­na­tions af­ter John McDonnell an­nounced he was with­draw­ing from the race.

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