Former Labour Tony Blair has argued that the party needs a return to the centre ground.
In a speech this morning, he also said that left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn was "the Tory preference" for leader.
Blair; 'Labour can win again when our values are a guide not a distraction.' Will have to think about that.
Blair: 'I'm a Labour leader,' and then adds quickly, 'or was...'
Calls to halt the Labour leadership race have been branded "unhelpful" after reports emerge of alleged "hard-left infiltration" of party.
Corbyn urges his party to be 'true to its roots' and offer 'a credible alternative' as the race to become new Labour leader continues.
"I can't believe that he said it," said Blair's former deputy Lord Prescott, who begged Labour to debate policies not personalities.