Labour leadership contenders make final pitches

Image copyright Getty Images/ PA Media Image caption Clive Lewis and Emily Thornberry have yet to reach the nominations threshold to fix the ballot paper

Labour leadership hopefuls are making their last degrees ahead of the deadline for nominations.

The candidates need to get the backing of 22 MPs and MEPs before 14:30 GMT on Monday to make it onto the ballot.

Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long Bailey, Jess Phillips and Lisa Nandy have all reached the threshold, but Emily Thornberry and Clive Lewis have not.

Ms Thornberry said she was “fairly confident” she would touch the digit ahead of the deadline.

The shadow foreign secretary – who currently has 10 nominations – told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme her campaign had been a “slow starter”, but supplemented: “As long as I don’t get any slippage I’ll be fine, I’ll get across the line.”