Labour Party Leadership Hustings

The Raddison Blu hotel in Durham was the location for the Labour Party Leadership Hustings this weekend as they approach their final stages.

The leadership hustings between Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan and Rebecca Long-Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Business took to the stage in the morning to answer questions posed by audience members who wrote their questions to the potential leader as they arrived to watch the hustings.

Following this in the afternoon was the deputy leadership hustings with Richard Burgon, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting, Angela Rayner, Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Dawn Butler, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities.

The final ballot opened on February 24 for party members and registered and affiliated supporters so they can cast their vote on who they think would be best placed to move the party forward.

Their are two further hustings event planned before the final declaration on who will become leader and deputy leader is announced in London on April 4.

On assignment for Getty Images I headed to Durham to cover the event…here’s a few from the day:

Image (c) Ian Forsyth / Getty Images

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