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Labour’s #Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for ‘new professionalism’

Labour’s #Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for ‘new professionalism’

| January 20, 2020

Britain’s Labour Party needs to do more to promote aspiration and look more like a government-in-waiting, the party’s business spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey (pictured), said when she formally launched her leadership campaign on Friday (17 January), writes David Milliken. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is stepping down, after the party’s worst election performance since 1935 gave Prime […]

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Who wants to replace Jeremy Corbyn?

Who wants to replace Jeremy Corbyn?

| January 15, 2020

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will elect a new leader after veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn said he would step down following his party’s election defeat by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives. The Labour leadership ballot will run from 21 February to 2 April, with results announced on Saturday, 4 April. The party will also elect a […]

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Starmer launches UK #Labour leadership bid with call to end factionalism

Starmer launches UK #Labour leadership bid with call to end factionalism

| January 14, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer (pictured), the frontrunner in the race to lead Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, has pledged to end feuding within its ranks and take the fight to Prime Minister Boris Johnson if he wins the contest, writes Estelle Shirbon. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will step down after the party’s worst […]

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Replacing UK’s defeated Labour Party leader #JeremyCorbyn

Replacing UK’s defeated Labour Party leader #JeremyCorbyn

| January 7, 2020

Britain’s opposition Labour Party needs a new leader after veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) said he would step down following his party’s heavy election defeat at the hands of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, write William James, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. Corbyn said he would remain leader temporarily, and a contest to select his […]

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UK election result ‘blew away’ argument for second #Brexit vote – Labour’s Starmer

UK election result ‘blew away’ argument for second #Brexit vote – Labour’s Starmer

| January 7, 2020

Britain’s December election “blew away” the argument for a second Brexit referendum and the country must move on from its divide over whether or not to leave the European Union, the frontrunner to lead the opposition Labour Party said on Sunday (5 January), writes Kylie MacLellan. Keir Starmer (pictured), a former senior public prosecutor and […]

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Starmer launches bid for leadership of #LabourParty

Starmer launches bid for leadership of #LabourParty

| January 6, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer (pictured), a former senior public prosecutor, launched his bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Saturday with a defence of his efforts to stand up for “the powerless and against the powerful”, writes Kate Holton. Labour’s spokesman on Brexit, who is seen as a party […]

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#LabourParty #Brexit spokesman #Starmer ahead in leadership race – poll

#LabourParty #Brexit spokesman #Starmer ahead in leadership race – poll

| January 2, 2020

Keir Starmer (pictured), Brexit spokesman for Britain’s opposition Labour Party, has emerged as the early front runner in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader, according to a poll of members, writes Kate Holton. The party is expected to elect a new leader in March after the veteran socialist Corbyn said he would step […]

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