CLPs back PLP line on Brown
CLP nominations have closed. Brown got - and my counting may be a bit inaccurate as there were so many - 402.
That compares with the last leadership election in 1994 when the winner, Blair, got just 58 nominations, Prescott got 39 and Beckett 12.
So Brown got almost 4 times as many nominations as all the 1994 candidates put together.
These were not nominations by default either - the hard left fought tooth & nail at GC after GC to deny nominations to Brown.
It shows active members are very much of the same opinion as the PLP about who they want as Leader.
And it shows a level of engagement in the election process that is far higher than 13 years ago - surely a sign of health in terms of the Party's grassroots.
In the union section, Brown has the nomination from every trade union big enough to be represented on Labour's NEC.