Labour leadership: Is the Labour left still in the driving seat? – BBC Newsnight

The contest for the new Labour leader formally began today.
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There are now six Labour MPs who have put themselves forward to lead their party.

Rebecca Long Bailey, Sir Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips are in the contest.

Labour’s new leader, and deputy leader, will be announced on 4 April.

The six leadership contenders are facing questions from Labour MPs at a hustings in Westminster, as the three-month contest officially gets under way. But is the left of the party still in the driving seat?

Policy Editor Lewis Goodall reports.

In the studio, Emily Maitlis speaks to Labour MP and leadership candidate, Clive Lewis.

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