A TWITTER campaign calling for Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis to become the next Labour leader has gathered pace.

The Barnsley Central MP has been sent messages of support and encouragement to run against Jeremy Corbyn if a Labour leadership election is called, following yesterday's vote of no confidence.

Mr Jarvis ruled himself out of the contest in 2015, and has not indicated he would want to stand if the opportunity presented itself.

But a Twitter campaign launched last night to persuade him to stand, under the label #StepUpDanJarvis.