The SKWAWKBOX understands that Labour front-bencher Richard Burgon has achieved the required number of nominations to reach the next stage of the deputy leader contest.
Burgon now needs support from 5% of constituency parties voting in all-member meetings or 5% of affiliated union and socialist society members, in order to reach the full ballot of party members and affiliates.
Congratulations to Mr Burgon. Fellow front-bencher Dawn Butler also achieved the twenty-two required nominations within the last hour or so.
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