Two former Cabinet ministers are among four lawmakers vying to lead Britain's Labour Party, which is looking for a new chief after losing last month's election to Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives.

Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham, ex-Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper and legislators Liz Kendall and Jeremy Corbyn secured nominations from 35 Labour lawmakers before a Monday deadline.

Burnham, Cooper and Kendall are from the mainstream of the center-left party, while Corbyn is a veteran left-winger.

The winner, to replace Ed Miliband, will be decided by a ballot of party members and supporters, and announced Sept. 12.

Labour governed Britain for 13 years from 1997 but is adrift after losing two successive elections.

In May, it was all but obliterated in Scotland by the pro-independence Scottish National Party.