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.