JohnToo wrote: ↑
6 months ago
So, who should those of us with a vote cast it for in the Labour Leadership election?
(I appreciate that there other places on the interwebs where this issue is no doubt being discussed, but I'm avoiding those...)
The problem is that, apart from Starmer, there are very few candidates with the gravitas, experience, nous and intellect to take on the role.
Rebecca Long-Bailey (who I know from an NHS contracting perspective), Clive Lewis and Jess Phillips simply aren't up to it at this time (and I have significant doubts generally about Jess Phillips). Give them another couple of Parliaments and they might well be ready for the challenge.
Emily Thornberry has experience but not the nous needed, as her recent comments have clearly demonstrated.
I think the two possible candidates with real potential are:
- Keir Starmer (although I have reservations)
- Lisa Nandy (an outside chance but with an interesting background outside of politics that could stand her in good stead)