Names in the frame for taking over from Corbyn
AS LABOUR faced a potentially devastating defeat at the General Election, here is a look at who could be in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. John McDonnell
The shadow chancellor played a prominent role throughout the General Election campaign, but has appeared to have ruled himself out as a future leader. Emily Thornberry
The shadow foreign secretary has deputised for Mr Corbyn in PMQs and has represented the Labour Party on various overseas visits. Ms Thornberry, who campaigned for Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum, joined the party when she was 17 and was motivated by her experiences being raised by her mother, a single parent living on a council estate, according to her website.
She was first elected as MP for Islington South and Finsbury on May 5 2005.
The shadow Brexit secretary was a human rights lawyer before becoming an MP, and co-founded Doughty Street Chambers in 1990.
Mr McDonnell named shadow education secretary Ms Rayner as a possible successor to Mr Corbyn in an interview saying that whoever comes after Mr Corbyn ‘has got to be a woman.’