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BREAKING: Tristram Hunt Rules Himself Out of Labour Leadership Race

Tristram Hunt has announced he will not stand for the leadership of the Labour Party, saying he does have enough support in the parliamentary party.

In a speech at think tank Demos, Hunt said it had become clear that support had coalesced around two candidates and that he would be backing Liz Kendall, a relatively unknown MP, for the leadership.

Hunt said that Kendall was “open to the big challenges facing the country.”

His announcement comes just a week after front-runner Chuka Umunna announced he was withdrawing from the leadership race.

The remaining candidates are Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham.

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