Sir Keir Starmer has secured the backing of enough Labour MPs to enter the second stage of the Labour leadership contest.
Labour MPs hoping to become the party’s next deputy leader are to set out their stalls to colleagues as the contest for the two top jobs ramps up.
Ian Murray, Scotland’s only Labour MP, has confirmed his bid to stand for deputy leader of the party.
Labour is promising to raise statutory maternity pay and increase the entitlement to flexible working as part of a “step change” in the way women are treated at work.
The firing gun has been sounded in the race to replace Tom Watson as deputy Labour Party leader after Dawn Butler announced her intention to stand.