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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 06:27 AM

Who are you feeling the love for in the Labour Leader race? (Poll)

With Barry Gardiner threatening to put his hat in the ring as a left alternative to Rebecca Long Bailey, bringing up to 7 the MPs who fancy their chances... who are you leaning towards at the moment?

I am behind Jess Phillips, with Lisa Nandy a very close second. However part of me does not want either of them to win this time round as I do not think, for one second, that the leader who tries to heal the party will be the Labour Leader who will be Prime Minister. 5 years to the next election, and the swing next time round will be too big to take power. All they can do is hope to chip away at it enough to make a win possible in 2029, which means the election of a new leader is distinctly possible after the next general election, step in Jess or Lisa at that point? It is a thought.

Who do you want and why???
2 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Clive Lewis
1 (50%)
Rebecca Long Bailey
0 (0%)
Lisa Nandy
0 (0%)
Jess Phillips
0 (0%)
Keir Starmer
1 (50%)
Emily Thornberry
0 (0%)
Barry Gardiner (if he goes for it)
0 (0%)
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T_i_B Jan 2020 #1
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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 08:55 AM

1. Hmm...

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Barry Gardiner is an atrocious politician who clearly doesn't have the slightest clue about his current policy brief or any desire to learn about his current policy brief. He is clearly the worst choice.

I'm not a fan of Thornberry at all and I certainly don't think she will do anything to stop the current hemorrhaging of Labour votes in traditionally Labour areas.

Lisa Nandy comes across as another Caroline Flint. Which is not what's needed at all. We need a leader of the opposition who will actually hold the government to account over the disastrous project to leave the EU.

Long Bailey is being portrayed as the "continuity Corbyn" candidate, which will be a blessing for her in this contest and a curse outside of the Labour Party. I don't find her especially inspiring to be honest.

I like a lot of what Clive Lewis has to say, but he has had sexual harassment allegations made against him, which will be used to attack him.

I agree with a lot of what Jess Phillips says, but she does come across as being extremely full of herself, and the Momentum wing of the party hate her guts.

I like some things about Kier Starmer, but there does seem to be a lot of people inside and outside the Labour Party with a grudge against him.

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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 09:04 AM

2. I'm not a member, and very rarely vote Labour, but I'd suggest Starmer performs best

in leadership roles. I think Labour needs someone that potential voters will take seriously.

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