One of these four people will be the next leader of the Labour Party

One of these four people will be the next leader of the Labour Party

The nominations to become the next Labour leader have closed. The four people vying to replace Ed Miliband are:

Andy Burnham

Odds: 4/5

The former health secretary is favourite to become the next leader, having unsuccessfully run to succeed Gordon Brown in 2010. Burnham has joined other leadership hopefuls in playing down his left-wing credentials and trade union connections since the general election defeat.

Liz Kendall

Odds: 11/4

Shadow health minister Liz Kendall was only elected to Parliament in 2010 and has been portrayed as the contest's moderniser. She has already drawn criticism for saying she would have a focus on "white working-class communities" if elected.

Yvette Cooper

Odds: 11/4

The shadow home secretary held Cabinet positions under Gordon Brown and had been tipped to stand in the election to succeed him in 2010. She has said ending child poverty will be one of her main priorities as leader.

Jeremy Corbyn

Odds: 50/1

The MP for Islington North since 1983 made it on to the ballot paper at the eleventh hour; gaining the support of exactly the 35 Labour MPs (15 per cent of the parliamentary party) needed to proceed. The veteran left-winger has vowed to campaign on an anti-austerity ticket.

Nominations for the separate deputy leader contest close on Wednesday at noon. A special conference will announce the results of both contests, determined by a one member, one vote system, on September 12.

Odds supplied for reference only via Ladbrokes.

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