Labour rules require 35 MPs nominate a candidate. Three of those candidates — Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall — have already met that threshold. I urge you to use your nomination to make sure that the remaining two — Mary Creagh and Jeremy Corbyn — are there on the ballot paper alongside them.
I’m not asking you to vote for them, campaign for them, even support them. I haven’t decided who I’m supporting, besides which the debate has barely begun; I’m in position to tell you who you should vote for. But by nominating one of those two, you can do your party the service of giving them a wider choice.
We have a bitter five years ahead of us, and a mountain to climb to get back into a position where we can help the people most reliant on us. This is a choice we cannot afford to get wrong, or a debate we can afford to cut short out of discomfort or undue haste.
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