Rebecca Long-Bailey has set out her pitch for the top job, saying that she is “considering” standing to become the next leader of the Labour Party.
In an article for The Guardian, Long-Bailey set out her approach for getting Labour into power and gave her thoughts on why the party lost earlier this month.
The Shadow Business Secretary suggested that some of the blame could be attributed to the party’s “compromise solution” on Brexit, but also that “Labour’s support has been falling in many communities for a decade or more”.
The MP for Salford and Eccles wrote that Labour must bring about a revival of “progressive patriotism and solidarity” to win in modern Britain.
Long-Bailey also said that Labour is strongest as a “pluralist” party, and that she is therefore supporting Angela Rayner for deputy leader.