Labour leadership: Rebecca Long Bailey enters race

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Media captionRebecca Long Bailey joins Labour care contest

Rebecca Long Bailey has turn a sixth claimant to join a competition to attain Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

In an essay for a Tribune magazine, she pronounced Labour indispensable a “socialist personality who can work with a movement, reconstruct a communities and quarrel for a policies we trust in”.

She joins Sir Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips in a contest.

Labour’s new leader, and emissary leader, will be announced on 4 April.

Ian Murray, Scotland’s usually remaining Labour MP, and MP for Tooting Rosena Allin-Khan are a latest to join a competition to reinstate Tom Watson as deputy.

The 6 care contenders will face questions from Labour MPs after during a hustings in Westminster, as a three-month competition strictly gets underneath way.

In her article, Mrs Long Bailey pronounced Labour had a “mountain to climb” to get behind to power, yet there was a “path to victory” if a celebration stayed constant to a revolutionary values.

The Salford and Eccles MP, who has been shade business secretary given 2016, is corroborated by emissary care contender Angela Rayner, as good as pivotal total within Mr Corbyn’s middle circle, including shade chancellor John McDonnell.

Labour authority Ian Lavery has ruled out a bid for a care and also thrown his weight behind Ms Long Bailey, observant she “has a intellect, expostulate and integrity to take brazen and rise a popular, common clarity revolutionary policies that Jeremy Corbyn has championed”.

Rebecca Long Bailey is pitching herself as a “carry on Corbyn” candidate.

It’s no large warn – she has prolonged been a brave of Camp Corbyn. She’s been ultra constant to a Labour personality in a shade cupboard and in a NEC (the party’s statute body).

In her launch essay in a Tribune, she creates positively transparent that she stands by a Corbyn policies that a celebration put before a electorate.

Interestingly, though, in a successive talk with a BBC, she adopted a somewhat some-more nuanced approach.

She concurred that Brexit spoiled a celebration in a election. She also conceded on anti-Semitism – observant that behind a scenes she was dire for worse movement on this.

Mrs Long Bailey pronounced Labour’s choosing better final month, a fourth in a row, was due to a disaster of debate plan and a “lack of a awake narrative”, rather than a rejecting of a policies.

Media captionJess Phillips: “I can make politics applicable to people’s lives”

If inaugurated leader, she pronounced there would be no lapse to a “Tory lite” bulletin that she pronounced had hold a celebration behind for many years.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme she was “not your standard politician” and could be devoted to “fight a investiture tooth and nail”.

How will a care competition unfold?

  • 7-13 January: Nomination duration for MPs and MEPs
  • 14-16 January: Application duration for purebred supporters
  • 15 Jan – 14 February: Second theatre of nominations from Constituency Labour Parties (CLP) and affiliates, including unions
  • 20 January: Freeze date for voting eligibility for new members and dependent supporters
  • 21 February: Ballot opens
  • 2 April: Ballot closes
  • 4 April: Special discussion to announce results

She also pronounced that she had argued opposite Labour’s Brexit process in shade cabinet, suggesting a concentration during a choosing should have been on removing a “good deal” rather than another referendum.

Meanwhile, announcing his candidature for a position of emissary leader, Mr Murray – a long-time censor of Jeremy Corbyn – pronounced a architects of a party’s ”catastrophic failure” in 2019 could not be authorised to lead a response.

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Labour MP for Tooting Rosena Allin-Khan has announced she will run for emissary leader

And Dr Allin-Khan, in her representation for deputy, told Today a celebration had to “learn from mistakes from a past” and “listen to those who have mislaid faith”.

Under a calendar concluded by Labour’s statute physique on Monday, a contenders have until 13 Jan to uncover they have a support of a 22 MPs and MEPs compulsory to get on a list paper.

They contingency also denote they have a subsidy of 5% of internal Labour parties and 3 dependent bodies – dual of that contingency be trade unions.

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