Our dedicated coverage of Labour's policies and personalities, internal debates, selections and elections relies on donations from our readers. Brexit is a 'wake-up call' for European Union, says Angela Merkel, Ms Long-Bailey has been touted as the "continuity Corbyn" candidate in the Labour leadership race, Labours Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner has been backed for deputy leader, Momentum members 'overwhlemingly' back Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour leader, {{#singleComment}}{{value}} Comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} Comments{{/singleComment}}, {{#singleComment}}{{value}} comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} comments{{/singleComment}}, Show{{#moreThan3}} {{value_total}}{{/moreThan3}} comments, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. 7pm – Delroy Henry The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) will also ballot members over the union’s support for either Sir Keir Starmer or Rebecca Long-Bailey in the Labour leadership contest. Momentum has said that it plans to organise hundreds of phone banks across the country to call Labour members to canvass support for the candidates. 7pm – Jimmy The Hat & Charles Spencer “It’s their view that either Rebecca Long-Bailey or Keir Starmer will make a great leader of our party and that Angela Rayner and Rosena Allin-Khan also cut the mustard when it comes to becoming our deputy leader. You can find our Community Guidelines in full Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Now they don’t really back her, as can be seen from this reminder text sent out this morning. they would only ballot members on their recommendation, Voting down the CHIS bill would weaken national security and human rights, MPs reject Labour motion to put test and trace in hands of public health teams, Tracy Brabin: Why I want to be Labour’s candidate for West Yorkshire mayor, Exclusive: Starmer says Labour should not vote down ‘spycops’ bill – even if unamended, “We won’t be back in the EU”: Rachel Reeves sets out Labour’s Brexit policy, The self-employed have been abandoned during the coronavirus crisis, 20 Labour MPs defy party whip to vote against ‘licence to kill’ bill, What local party nominations tell us about Labour’s 2020 NEC elections. 7pm – Sir Geoffrey On 14 January Momentum ran a 2 day online consultation with their members whether to endorse Rebecca Long-Bailey for leader and Angela Rayner for deputy leader. Momentum, set up to shore up support for Jeremy Corbyn following his shock rise to the leadership, is ordering Labour parliamentary candidates to swear allegiance to the leader if they want their support. Meghan and Harry’s world tour: Prince and Markle will visit US, Kate braves the cold and wraps up baby bump as Meghan and Harry visit, How Donald Trump’s Britain First tweets could SAVE Theresa May. Ms Long-Bailey has reemerged as the favourite in the Labour leadership race, having clawed back ground on Sir Keir Starmer who had until now been considered the frontrunner. A source from Rayner’s campaign said the letter showed that “Becky has the guts to face down the old guard”, and that “the new generation of the left are going to assert themselves in shaping the future of the Labour party”. It is only by being honest with ourselves and trying to understand the causes of these problems that we can tackle them and navigate a route back to power.”. Angela Rayner has refused to sign a pledge of allegiance to Corbyn, North Korea war with USA would trigger 'BEGINNING OF END', MOMENTUM TAKEOVER: Labour faces one of greatest crises as hard-left, There are fears Corbyn's party is being taken over by Momentum. It comes after party grandee Roy Hattersley warned Labour is facing its greatest ever crisis as the extreme leftwing pressure group Momentum tries to launch a systematic takeover of the party. The campaign group said 70.42 per cent of respondents to a ballot voted to throw resources behind Ms Long-Bailey in the contest, while 52.15 per cent were in favour of supporting Ms Rayner.