Emily Thornberry was knocked out of the fight to be Labour leader after failing to secure enough nominations ahead of the midnight deadline.
She needed the backing of just three more Constituency Labour Parties to make it onto the ballot as the penultimate stage of the contest entered its last day.
But the shadow foreign secretary was short of just two nominations tonight after the final Constituency Labour Parties made their decisions.
After the last CLP had held its meeting she was still short while the last union to declare – the left-wing TSSA – became the fifth to back Keir Starmer.
Mr Starmer, Ms Nandy and Ms Long-Bailey will all be on the ballot of 600,000-odd members when it begins tomorrow.
In part of a last-ditch effort to win over supporters, Ms Thornberry announced she would bring in public sector pension reforms if she took Labour into Downing Street.
The opposition frontbencher told Politics Home she planned to give workers access to their pension pots before they retire in a move designed to ease Government debt and boost the economy.
It came after the Jewish Labour Movement nominated Lisa Nandy, narrowly pipping Keir Starmer to the post.
Despite describing herself as a Zionist at a JLM hustings last night, Rebecca Long-Bailey won just 1.4% of their votes – trailing in last place.
Thornberry – who insists she spoke out loudly against anti-Semitism both publicly and in private during the last three years – lagged behind with just 1.9%.
JLM national chair Mike Katz said: “Lisa Nandy understands that without a change in the culture of our party, our party might have no future.”
Earlier this week Ms Thornberry accused Rebecca Long Bailey of staying silent over anti-Semitism in a feisty exchange during a leadership debate.
She defended the role both she and Keir Starmer had played in highlighting the issue within Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet.
But she told the shadow business secretary she did not remember her speaking out and demanding more of a role for the shadow cabinet in tackling the issue which has dogged the Labour Party over the past few years.
"It ought to be said that Keir and I were both in the shadow Cabinet and would regularly, the two of us, call for a regular report to the shadow Cabinet," she told a Newsnight audience.
Asked whether Rebecca Long Bailey also spoke out, Ms Thornberry replied: "No, I don't think Rebecca did but Keir and I did.
Rebecca interjected saying: "I did, I think you'll find."
She replied: "Sorry, I don't remember."
During the debate Ms Long Bailey said Labour had to be the "gold standard" on the issue as an "anti-racist party" and backed an independent process.
She said: "We can never stop apologising for not tackling this issue robustly in the way that we should have done."
Meanwhile Ms Long-Bailey laid into her rivals for the top job.
The Salford MP, who trails frontrunner and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer in the leadership race, insisted she was “the only candidate that has a worked-out path to power”.
Claiming she has “great respect and admiration for the other candidates”, she said while backbench hopeful Lisa Nandy “has laid out a solid analysis of why we lost … I’ve not heard from her yet what the answer is”.
She hailed Mr Starmer’s “rigorous and detailed at the Despatch Box”.
But, appearing to blame him for Labour’s second Brexit referendum policy, she added: “He helped us win a lot of votes in Parliament last year.
“But we didn’t win the election – and that was partly to do with Brexit and partly because too many voters thought we looked like just another bunch of politicians in Westminster.”
Instead, she heaped praise on the outgoing party hierarchy, including Mr Corbyn, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott.
Insisting she was the person to carry on their work, Mrs Long-Bailey said: “I’ve learned so much from Jeremy, John and Diane.
“They helped our party and our movement rediscover its heart and soul.
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