Luke Pollard nominated Sir Keir Starmer MP for Leader of the Labour Party
Luke Pollard, Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, has submitted nominations in the Labour leadership contest.
Luke held a meeting with Labour Party members at the weekend to discuss who to nominate in both contest.
He has nominated Sir Keir Starmer for leader and Dr Rosena Allin-Khan for deputy leader.
Luke supports Angela Rayner to be Deputy Leader but he has nominated Dr Rosena Allin-Khan to ensure there is a BAME woman on the ballot.
"After a grim set of results for Labour in the General Election we need to elect a clear winner, someone who is a Prime Minister in waiting and someone who can unite our party.
"The candidate best placed to do that is Keir Starmer and today (13 January) I nominated him and will back him to be Leader of the Party."
Luke and Charlotte Holloway, Labour's candidate in Plymouth Moor View, had published a set of five tests for candidates for the Labour Leadership to pass before nominating them.
Those tests included: having visited Plymouth, support for bold action on the climate emergency, support for our armed forces, an end to austerity and a desire to reform our broken politics.
Now, five Labour leadership hopefuls are through to the next round in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and Emily Thornberry received at least the 22 nominations required.