Emily Thornberry has been eliminated from the Labour leadership race after failing to secure enough nominations.

At the midnight Friday deadline, the shadow foreign secretary had 31 nominations from local constituency parties – two short of the 33 needed.

She did not get any nominations from Labour Party affiliates – the other route on to the ballot paper.

It leaves Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy in the running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

All three had already qualified with the support of unions and affiliate groups.

Ms Thornberry tweeted that it was a “shame to miss out on the rest of the race, but good luck to the three superb remaining candidates”.

She said she and her campaign team “gave it everything”.

“I’ll have a week of rest

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