The Race To Be The New Labour Leader (New, New, Old, New Labour)

Who would make the best Labour leader?

  • John McDonnell

    Votes: 2 4.0%
  • Diane Abbott

    Votes: 6 12.0%
  • Emily Thornberry

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sir Keir Starmer

    Votes: 21 42.0%
  • Angela Raynor

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey

    Votes: 2 4.0%
  • Yvette Cooper

    Votes: 4 8.0%
  • Sadiq Khan

    Votes: 2 4.0%
  • A N Other

    Votes: 7 14.0%
  • Jess Phillips

    Votes: 5 10.0%

  • Total voters
    50

Diogenes

brr, summer's over
Looks like the starter's pistol has been fired and the candidates will start jockeying for position in the next leadership race. Being British, we do so love watching political parties indulge in a bit of internal blood-letting as what are at heart a group of deeply selfish people, hungry for power, see the prize tantalisingly within their grasp and trample each other to get it.

So who are the runners and riders?

1) John McDonnell - basically a media friendly Corbyn, one of the North London set with the same dodgy past that crippled Corbyn
2) Diane Abbott - Another of the London group, not good with the media, or much else.
3) Emily Thornberry - What do you know, another Londoner. Spoke out very publicly against party policy after Labour got hammered in the local elections.
4) Sir Keir Starmer - has carried himself pretty well in the Brexit fiasco, sometimes single-handedly acting as HM Loyal Opposition
5) Angela Raynor - Speaks strongly about Welfare issues and has criticised the dafter Labour policies.
6) Rebecca Wrong-Daily - Strong supporter of Corbyn but maybe a bit young?
7) Yvette Cooper - The Blairite in the woodpile, unlikely to get support from Momentum
8) Sadiq Khan - an experienced political mover, is the timing right for him?
 

Bromptonaut

Rohan Man
Location
Bugbrooke UK
Looks like the starter's pistol has been fired and the candidates will start jockeying for position in the next leadership race. Being British, we do so love watching political parties indulge in a bit of internal blood-letting as what are at heart a group of deeply selfish people, hungry for power, see the prize tantalisingly within their grasp and trample each other to get it.

So who are the runners and riders?

1) John McDonnell - basically a media friendly Corbyn, one of the North London set with the same dodgy past that crippled Corbyn
2) Diane Abbott - Another of the London group, not good with the media, or much else.
3) Emily Thornberry - What do you know, another Londoner. Spoke out very publicly against party policy after Labour got hammered in the local elections.
4) Sir Keir Starmer - has carried himself pretty well in the Brexit fiasco, sometimes single-handedly acting as HM Loyal Opposition
5) Angela Raynor - Speaks strongly about Welfare issues and has criticised the dafter Labour policies.
6) Rebecca Wrong-Daily - Strong supporter of Corbyn but maybe a bit young?
7) Yvette Cooper - The Blairite in the woodpile, unlikely to get support from Momentum
8) Sadiq Khan - an experienced political mover, is the timing right for him?
How can Sadiq be a runner. He has no seat in parliament.

And while miss-spelling Rebecca Long-Bailey's name is a minor giggle it's not appropriate if this is a serious question. Sure you don't want to up the ante by referring to Emily T by her honorary title (which she holds as consequence of her husband's position on the High Court Bench).?
 
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Diogenes

Diogenes

brr, summer's over
How can Sadiq be a runner. He has no seat in parliament.

And while miss-spelling Rebecca Long-Bailey's name is a minor giggle it's not appropriate if this is a serious question. Sure you don't want to up the ante by referring to Emily T by her honorary title (which she holds as consequence of her husband's position on the High Court Bench).?
Does the leader of the Labour Party have to be an MP? His term is up in May 2020, can they finagle a way forward or is it as I said, the wrong timing?

Och I put Rebecca's name in the poll correctly. ^_^
 

marinyork

Resting in suspended Animation
Location
Logopolis
There is no leadership election, there's an attempt to cause one by a leak. However as speculated elsewhere I'm sure there is a handover plan.

I don't think it's too likely McDonnell and Abbott would stand, but you never know.

I think Hillary Benn is probably quite likely to stand. Other possibles are Clive Lewis. Lisa Nandy (although her stock has fallen a lot the last couple of years). Barry Gardiner, Dawn Butler, Tom Watson himself. If it got delayed significantly down the road you might have someone like Stella Creasy going for it (I know she's pregnant).

I would vote
1) Angela Rayner
2) Sadiq Khan
3) Keir Starmer
4) Rebecca Long-Bailey
5) Emily Thornberry
6) John McDonnell
7) Diane Abbott
8) Yvette Cooper
9) Jess Phillips

in that order.

Rebecca Long-Bailey is older than Angela Rayner btw, who is older than Jess Phillips.
 
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welsh dragon

a permanent vacancy now exists
Is that it? I don't rate any of them. To be honest no one these days has any of the wit, sarcasm, charm, charisma or exuberance that MP's from the past had and that goes across all of the political parties these days.

I shall vote for A. Nother
 
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