PM: Labour is 'clear threat to the security of British families'

On the eve of the announcement of the new Labour leader, David Cameron is set to launch a scathing attack on the party, branding them "a clear threat to the security of British families".

The Prime Minister is expected to say: "Whoever wins the Labour leadership tomorrow, this is now a party that has completely vacated the intellectual playing field and no longer represents working people."

Voting for the next Labour leader closed at noon on Thursday and the result is set to be announced tomorrow at 11.30am.

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David Lammy calls for Labour ballot paper inquiry

Labour mayoral hopeful David Lammy has called for an inquiry into how some party members had not received their ballot papers in time to take part in the vote for the new Labour leader.

Number of people who didn't receive ballot papers needs to be investigated Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Lammy, who claimed as many as one in five people hadn't been able to vote, warned there would be a "clamour of people" who would be "very, very upset" that they had been unable to vote before polls closed today.

He told BBC Radio 4's World At One: "One in five people were saying in London that they had not received a ballot and that was up to last night.

"So, I suspect now that this is closed there will be a clamour of people very, very upset that despite being a member or indeed someone who signed up and paid their £3 and hasn't been excluded because they do not share the values of the Labour party, for a few of those people they have not been able to vote.

"Now, the extent of this across the country needs proper inquiry and proper understanding and whether it has affected the ultimate vote, I do not know."


Abuse aimed at Labour leadership candidates 'appalling'

The abuse aimed at Labour leadership hopefuls during the campaign has been 'appalling', Liz Kendall told ITV News today.

Speaking after she made her final campaign speech the leadership candidate responded to questions about the abuse levelled at herself and her peers by saying it was "no way to treat people".

She said: "I've called it out because I don't want anyone to feel they'd be put off politics, or getting involved, or putting themselves forward, for any role if they end up getting a load of vile abuse."

Kendall: 'We must accept Corbyn if he wins leadership'

Liz Kendall made her final campaign speech today. Credit: Carl Dinnen/ ITV

Liz Kendall has said everyone must accept Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader if he wins on Saturday.

Leadership candidate Kendall made the remarks in her final speech before the ballot closes this afternoon.

She admitted her competitor Corbyn had been successful in "mobilising huge numbers of people" and interesting them in the vote.

But she said: "The program of Jeremy Corbyn is not new. It is the same as he had in the 80s and will give us the same result."

Stating that there were three huge challenges - leading and uniting the party, taking on the Tories and regaining the public's trust - ahead for the next leader, Kendall added the party needed to "seriously reflect" in the coming months.

Labour voters complain they have not got ballot papers

With just an hour to go before the ballot closes in the Labour leadership contest party, supporters have been taking to Twitter to complain that they still have not received their ballot papers.

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