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Harman: New leader must appeal to public rather than party loyalists

The next Labour leader must be able to appeal to the general public rather than just party loyalists, Harriet Harman said as she criticised the process that led to Ed Miliband's election.

In a speech setting out how Labour would move on from an election defeat that remained "very raw", Ms Harman stressed that the influence of the unions over the decision on leadership had been altered by the move to a "one person, one vote" electoral system.

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Yvette Cooper announces plan to run for Labour leader

Yvette Cooper has said she will run for Labour leader Credit: REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Yvette Cooper has announced that she plans to run for the Labour Party leadership.

The shadow home secretary made the announcement that she would be entering the race to become party leader in an exclusive article that she has written for tomorrow's edition of the Daily Mirror.

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