Owen Smith, an ex-shadow cabinet minister, has also thrown his hat into the ring for the Labour leadership. As with Anglea Eagle, he'll need to get the support of 20% of the current Labour MPs, or 51 in total.

The exact date for the contest hasn't been set yet, but is expected to be finished within 2 months, in time for the party conference on the 24th of September.

Labour leadership: Owen Smith to enter contest