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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wins the Labour leadership tomorrow, this is now a party that has completely vacated the intellectual playing field and no longer represents working people."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."

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