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Brett-Butler
post Jan 14 2020, 06:32 PM
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So the first stage of nominations for the Labour Party Leader & Deputy Leader have now closed, with 5 people nominated for Leader & 5 for Deputy Leader by the Labour Party MPs & MEPs.

Whilst these individuals have received enough nominations from their fellow MPs/MEPs, in order to reach the final ballot each candidate will need to gain the support of at least 5% of Constituency Labour Parties (which is 33 CLPs), or at least 3 parties affiliates, of which two must be trade unions. This stage runs from 15th January to 14th February, it is is possible that at least one candidate could drop out at this stage if the don't think they've enough support from the organisations.

From February 21st through to early April, Labour will then ballot its members & registered supporters on a "one member, one vote" system on a Ranked Preference system, where the individual with the most votes following transfers will become the new Leader/Deputy Leader.

If you wish to vote in the Leadership contest, you need to either become a member of the Labour Party by January 20th, or register as a supporter (link here) by January 20th. It's £25 to register as a supporter.

So, who do you support, and who do you think will win?
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post Jan 14 2020, 06:47 PM
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Keir Starmer but Lisa Nandy has managed to make a Blue Labour-adjacent pitch while somehow not managing to offend my social liberal instincts, so maybe her too. In the sense that I expected to hate her but I don't atm.
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:07 PM
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Lisa Nandy's my pick so far, probably because I am closer to being Blue Labour-thinking than anything else, although my inner papist won't be too disappointed if it's Rebecca Long Bailey. Not as keen on the other three, although at the moment the contest is Keir's to lose.

Not really fussed on who's the Deputy, but Burgeon would be the worst of that lot.
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:27 PM
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Angela Raynar for pm in ten years!!!
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post Jan 14 2020, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE(Auld Lang Peen @ Jan 14 2020, 07:27 PM) *
Angela Raynar for pm in ten years!!!



Maybe. Can't see the leader elected this time winning the next election.
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post Jan 14 2020, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE(Crazy Chris @ Jan 14 2020, 09:10 PM) *
Maybe. Can't see the leader elected this time winning the next election.

Labour only need a swing of about 3% to deprive the Tories of their majority (less than that if the Lib Dems also make progress). If they do that at the next election, the leader may well still be in post at the following election.
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post Jan 14 2020, 10:25 PM
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I personally think that Keir Starmer would make the best choice but out of those I'd be happy with Lisa Nandy as well, and definitely Angela Rayner for Deputy. However, I would also quite like to see Rosena Allin Khan in that role too.

I await the campaign with interest anyway.
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post Jan 15 2020, 12:13 PM
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I would be happy with Starmer or Long-Bailey — although Starmer is seemingly the smarter choice for numerous reasons. Dawn Butler or Angela Rayner for deputy.

If people think infighting will stop with either Phillips or Nandy as leaders then they're in for a surprise.
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post Jan 15 2020, 04:32 PM
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I think it should be a woman this time. Two female Tory PM's and no woman's been considered good enough to even lead Labour.

Rebecca Long-Bailey step forward please.


Richard Burgeon for Deputy to balance it a bit.
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post Jan 15 2020, 04:38 PM
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Long-Bailey was my MP when I lived in Salford so in a two horse race between her and Starmer I’m back Starmer.


I did quite like Nandy but she’s a bit too Brexit for my liking and I was all for Phillips until she absolutely shat the bed when it comes to Scotland. Honestly imagine appointing the head of Better Together to advise you about Scotland. It’s nae wonder she’s coming off like a Tory
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post Jan 15 2020, 04:47 PM
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Think Starmer will become leader though. Still the hot favourite with all the bookies.
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post Jan 15 2020, 05:00 PM
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QUOTE(Crazy Chris @ Jan 15 2020, 04:32 PM) *
Richard Burgeon for Deputy to balance it a bit.


Is this actually a serious suggestion? laugh.gif

That man is about as useful and efficient as a fishnet condom.
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post Jan 15 2020, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Jan 15 2020, 05:00 PM) *
Is this actually a serious suggestion? laugh.gif

That man is about as useful and efficient as a fishnet condom.



He's not bad. Until I saw this list I'd never even heard of Rosina Alin Khan. She's not been an MP long.
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post Jan 15 2020, 05:17 PM
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I've actually met Rosena a few times, as she's a local MP to me and has attended a few events I've been at.

She's totally lovely, although I had no idea she'd go on to raise her profile this way!
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post Jan 15 2020, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Jan 15 2020, 05:17 PM) *
I've actually met Rosena a few times, as she's a local MP to me and has attended a few events I've been at.

She's totally lovely, although I had no idea she'd go on to raise her profile this way!



Yeah she's a Dr. At a guess I'd say she'll come last.
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post Jan 15 2020, 07:05 PM
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post Jan 15 2020, 07:43 PM
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My love for all things high camp urges me to support Emily Thornberry but I'm fully aware she's got zippo chance of winning. My ranked choices would probably be something like:

Thornberry
Starmer
Nandy
Phillips
Long Bailey

...and for the Deputy

Rayner
Alin-Khan
Butler
Murray
Burgon
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post Jan 15 2020, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE(blacksquare @ Jan 15 2020, 07:05 PM) *


Surely if Phillips/Thornberry drop out their supporters probably switch to Starmer?

Anyway Long-Bailey will just be a disaster imo if elected.
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post Jan 15 2020, 08:39 PM
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Voted for Starmer-Rayner!
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post Jan 15 2020, 09:48 PM
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Nevermind she is cancelled.
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