Clive Lewis has withdrawn from the Labour management race, saying he’s “standing apart within the spirit of pluralism, range and generosity”.
Saying his determination, the Norwich South MP mentioned it was “clear that I will not get on the poll”.
“So, I am standing apart within the spirit of pluralism, range and generosity that I’ve promoted all through this marketing campaign, in order that those that have supported me can recast their nominations.”
Mr Lewis’ determination comes forward of the two.30pm deadline to safe the requisite 22 nominations from MPs and MEPs to make it by way of to the subsequent spherical of the competition.
He was struggling to get that quantity, lagging behind his rivals with simply 5 nominations.
4 candidates – Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Lengthy-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips – have already got the numbers to proceed.
Shadow international secretary Emily Thornberry is in peril of being eradicated, having 13 nominations as of Monday afternoon.