Gordon Brown seems to have secured the backing of enough MPs to ensure he will not face a contest to become the next Labour leader and prime minister. Mr Brown has 308 nominations, John McDonnell has only secured 29 nominations, and cannot now obtain enough nominations to force a ballot. Dr Tony Wright, MP for Cannock Chase, made the nomination that ruled out an election.
No big surprise about the leadership election. Even if John McDonnell secured enough nominations he would have been trounced I fear