Cooper is on top of her brief, yet somehow failed to press home her advantage as she pointed out to Patel that many criminals are getting off scot free.
Long-Bailey stayed loyal to Corbyn, and that’s why Abbott is supporting her in the Labour leadership contest.
The Labour leadership contender adds that “we should never be ashamed of investing in our public services.”
“We can’t just fragment. We have got to come together. There has been a culture where people have felt they have not been welcomed.”
“He has a long political career ahead of him should he wish. He is ten years younger than Bernie Sanders.”
“They used it…to divide our communities and divide our country.”
“We are fed-up of the Westminster bubble. We have got to shift power and wealth into our communities.”
And by ranking Rayner second, they appear to agree that “Rebecca Long Bailey isn’t even the best Labour leader in her own flat”.
He is up-front that: “One of the criticisms that’s been levelled at me today is that nobody knows who I am.”
Plus: May needs Johnson. My election predictions. Strange selection decisions. And: why I decided not to put my name forward for the seat in which I grew up.
The incumbent wins more than 60 per cent of the vote, cementing his hold on the Party. What shall Smith’s supporters do now?
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Last night he plumbed new depths by parading his anti-democratic contempt for Leave voters as a badge of honour.
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