Heidi Alexander backs Owen Smith

“All I kept thinking about, over and over, was 'You can't live forever; you can't live forever.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Lewisham East MP Heidi Alexander, whose resignation from Shadow Cabinet helped to trigger the upcoming Labour leadership election, has thrown her support behind challenger Owen Smith, declaring her support at this morning's launch.

Eagle's campaign has been a damp squib and Smith looks like the best candidate, but Labour's at an impasse and the smell of almonds is all about.

Neither Brockley MP Vicky Foxcroft nor Lewisham West MP Jim Dowd have joined the fray.