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McDonnell Withdraws, a Boost for Abbott?

McDonnell: out

John McDonnell has withdrawn from the Labour leadership race, leaving Diane Abbott to pick up his nominations.

The BBC reports today that he hoped Diane Abbott would get through, read the full article here.

The following is a list of Labour leadership candidates and the Black MPs who’ve endorsed them:

Ed Miliband

Sadiq Khan Tooting

Chuka Umunna Streatham

David Miliband

Yasmin Qureshi Bolton South East

Virendra Sharma Ealing, Southall

Anas Sarwar Glasgow Central

Valerie Vaz Walsall South

Mark Hendrick Preston

Ed Balls

Marsha Singh Bradford West

Khalid Mahmood Birmingham, Perry Barr

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott Hackney North & Stoke Newington

David Lammy Tottenham

Chinyelu Onwurah Newcastle Upon Tyne Central

Keith Vaz Leicester East

Yet to declare

Shabana Mahmood

Lisa Nandy

Rushanara Ali

Diane A need 22 votes

John M has 15 before stepping aside

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