Labour MP Daniel Zeichner has thrown his support behind Yvette Cooper to be the next leader of the Labour Party.

Labour MPs nominate their preferred candidate and then those with 35 nominations or more, are voted on by party members and supporters.

He said: “I believe this is an historic opportunity for the Labour Party to choose a woman leader -; and it’s a chance I want to seize.

I have previously taken Yvette to meet representatives from the Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre, to meet officers at Parkside Police Station and to talk to low paid Cambridge workers struggling to get by -; on each of these occasions I was impressed by her knowledge and warm approach.

At the Parliamentary Labour Party hustings on Monday, Yvette’s experience and gravitas shone out. I know she will be able to stand up to Cameron at the dispatch box week in, week out.

I would be proud to have Yvette as leader of the Labour Party and the next Prime Minister.”

Supporters wishing to have a vote on the next leader of the Labour Party have until Wednesday 12 August to register at

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