Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been nominated for Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
31st January 2020
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been nominated for Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in an all-member ballot conducted by Labour Business, the only business membership group affiliated to the Labour Party.
Keir Starmer received 63% of first preference votes in the first round of balloting for the Leadership. Angela Rayner received 56% of votes in the third round of balloting for the Deputy Leadership. Turnout was 67%.
Results for other candidates were as follows: Lisa Nandy came second in the Leadership ballot with 24% of the votes; Rebecca Long-Bailey came third with 8% of the votes; and Emily Thornberry came fourth with 5% of the votes.
Rosena Allin-Khan came second in the Deputy Leadership ballot; Ian Murray came third; Richard Burgon came fourth; and Dawn Butler came fifth.
Commenting on the results, Labour Business Chair Hamish Sandison said: “This is a decisive result for Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner. Our members - people in businesses small, medium and large, up and down the country – have shown that they have full confidence in these candidates to deliver the business policies we need for stronger and more sustainable economic growth. It’s a leadership team that can be trusted on the economy. “
Mr Sandison continued: “If they receive the support of a majority of Labour Party members in the final round of voting, we look forward to working with them to hold the Government to account and win the next General Election.”