Growing calls for Dan Jarvis to stand for Labour leader

A twitter campaign is gathering momentum to persaude the Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis to stand in a potential Labour leadership election.

Former paratrooper Mr Jarvis has been sent messages of support and encouragement to run against Jeremy Corbyn if a Labour leadership election is called following today’s vote of no confidence.

Mr Jarvis ruled himself out of the contest in 2015, and has not indicated he would want to stand if the opportunity arose.

But more and more people are taking part in a twitter campaign to persuade him to stand, under the label #StepUpDanJarvis