News | Published February 06 2020

Leaders Council: Thornberry discusses Labour leadership race

The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland has published its own report on Labour leadership hopeful Emily Thornberry's perspective of the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn so far.

In an interview with BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Thornberry said that the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn is being dominated by the "two slightly monolithic" campaigns of Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca-Long Bailey, making it "difficult" for her to wrangle for the support she needs to make the final ballot.

Thornberry added that she has already brought a "depth of experience" to the contest and that as leader, she would make the Labour party "more professional" and "more credible".

However, she is yet to win the required support of five per cent of constituency Labour parties or three affiliate bodies [including two unions] to make it onto the final ballot. The cut-off point for candidates to cross the threshold is February 14.

The full report can be found on the Leaders Council website here.

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February 06 2020

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