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Labour leadership: Liz Kendall endorsed by Chuka Umunna

Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall has won the backing of shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna.

Mr Umunna, who pulled out of the race himself, said Ms Kendall was best placed to drag the party out of its "comfort zone".

He told the New Statesman Ms Kendall had "challenged conventional wisdom" and asked tough questions about Labour's future after its defeat.

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Mary Creagh are also standing.

The BBC's Norman Smith reports.

  • 26 May 2015
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