Forum

Latest News
  • Will Croft elected Leader of the Conservative party
  • South Pacific nations agree new alliance to counter China
  • Budget 2016: Chancellor faces global slowdown
  • Ministers embarrassed by ‘Legion’ leak
{"effect":"fade","fontstyle":"normal","autoplay":"true","timer":4000}
Press Cycle 28 - La...
 

Press Cycle 28 - Labour Leadership 2.0  

Page 1 / 2
  RSS

Richard
(@richard)
Member A-team
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 159
24/06/2019 7:01 pm  

Who do you support in the Labour Leadership election? And what do the results say for the future of the UK and the Labour Party?

Closes 24 hours after the results are announced.

Rick the Admin - The Resident Psephologist
Admin for Cabinet, PM's Office, DPM's Office, Defence, Energy, Regions, Environment, Transport, Communities, Elections, and Advisor to Labour and the Lib Dems


Quote
Dogslife
(@dogslife)
Member
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 7
24/06/2019 7:12 pm  

Well, I think I have to go with Calvin Ward. He's done great things for the party in the past and frankly, I think he'll continue to do good things for the nation. I think both party and nation are on the right track.

Erick Travere
Labour - Derby South


ReplyQuote
General Goose
(@general-goose)
Member
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 362
24/06/2019 10:45 pm  

I will, of course, not endorse in this contest - I think it would be incredibly improper for me to intervene in any way. However, I'd like to thank Ari for her leadership. Unlike previous coalition-era prime ministers, she did not view coalition government as horse-trading and bartering. She took a proactive role in crafting a cohesive vision for government - creating a centre-left, small-l liberal government that did justice to the majority of the manifesto commitments both parties made. I hope her successor has that same vision, even though they will doubtless bring their own priorities and style to the job, and works to build upon the coalition's achievements thus far. Until then, however, the business of government continues. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat Leader
Foreign Secretary
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Technology

Parliamentary - 36
Media - 53
Policy - 48


ReplyQuote
Steven Andrews
(@steven-andrews)
Member
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 120
25/06/2019 8:01 am  

Obviously I'm not here to endorse anyone in the Labour leadership contest, but the fact that it took this long for Labour to have a leadership contest with the degree to which they had an empty chair in Westminster shows what a shambles the party is.  Whomever wins this leadership election owes it to the British people to promptly call a general election.

Steven Andrews, MP for Croydon South

34 Policy/18 Media/23 Parliamentary


ReplyQuote
Douglas Byrne
(@douglas-byrne)
Member
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 37
25/06/2019 12:16 pm  

I’d like to thank Ari Suchet for doing the honourable thing; she was nothing if not herself, and never pretended to be anything but that. She governed with ambition from a corner of British politics that had been out of favour for thirty years, and she built a coalition around socialist and liberal ideas where few thought she would succeed. Like all Prime Ministers, she deserves our thanks.

It looks clear to me that the emerging candidates in this contest are Calvin Ward and Faye Gallacher. One treats the House with contempt, devotes more time to sardonic remarks on Twitter than to governing, and the other - I literally have no idea who she is.

Whoever emerges as the next leader of the Labour Party, it is clear that a general election is the only viable means to test the will of the people and ensure that the government maintains a clear mandate to pursue its policies. Labour seem hostile to such an election, and I wonder what they are so afraid of? If so confident in their record, let them be judged on it.

All I can say in terms of the candidates is that it’s rather a shame two of the most promising options - Juliet Manning and Bertie Wilson, who might have governed sensibly and from the centre - have left politics.


ReplyQuote
Faye Gallacher
(@faye-gallacher)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 247
26/06/2019 1:24 pm  

Today I launched my leadership campaign in my home constituency of Glasgow: once a beating heart of the Labour movement, it is flatlining and we need Scottish voices to lead the way in kicking it back to life. 

We need somebody with a fresh face who is able to put Labour values in action so that we can reconnect with our heartlands: Scotland, Wales and towns in the North of England who have for too long felt like there is no one who can speak for them. I promise that change. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


ReplyQuote
AL2016
(@al2016)
Member
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 57
26/06/2019 6:51 pm  

Faye and I go way back, and I know there is no one more suited for Leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister. Unafraid to advocate for bold change and speak hard truths, Faye has the ideas Britain needs to be ready for future challenges and take on the false promises of Dylan Macmillan. She has shown that on social care, on devolution, and on transport spending as we saw in the ITV debate.

 

One of the biggest challenges our nation - and indeed, our party - faces is the threat of nationalists, especially in Scotland. Faye led the fight to keep our nation together on the streets of Glasgow, and she will do it in Downing Street. Only Faye has the answers and the proven track record to stand up to, and not hug, the nationalists. For her what matters is our union, not personal advantage. 

 

Her principled stands and mastery of the detail will be critical to take on and defeat the Tories, tackle the nationalist threat, and change lives for the better. I’m proud to endorse her for Prime Minister.

Emma Hollens
MP for Hull North (2010 - )

Parliamentary - 7
Media - 6
Policy - 13


ReplyQuote
William (Will) Conway
(@will-conway)
MP for Milton Keynes North
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 99
26/06/2019 11:18 pm  

Well, so far Faye Gallacher sounds more sensible than Calvin Ward.  The Home Secretary won't just spout off empty leftist bromides but will seek to work with the Opposition to reach some common goals like on Scotland.  

[B]Ward will  just be a rehash of the previous administration which shows contempt for Middle England.[/b]

Will Conway
Conservative
MP for Milton Keynes North (2014- )
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy,
Environment and Climate Change (2016)

Parliamentary 16
Media 14
Policy 8


ReplyQuote
William (Will) Conway
(@will-conway)
MP for Milton Keynes North
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 99
26/06/2019 11:21 pm  

Well, so far Faye Gallacher sounds more sensible than Calvin Ward.  The Home Secretary won't just spout off empty leftist bromides but will seek to work with the Opposition to reach some common goals like on Scotland.  

Ward will  just be a rehash of the previous administration which shows contempt for Middle England.

Will Conway
Conservative
MP for Milton Keynes North (2014- )
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy,
Environment and Climate Change (2016)

Parliamentary 16
Media 14
Policy 8


ReplyQuote
Noah Murray
(@recks)
Member
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 26
26/06/2019 11:45 pm  

As a member of the Parliamentary Labour Party, I have had the privilege to speak with both Chancellor Ward and Home Secretary Gallacher before casting my vote. After speaking with both of them, reviewing their speeches, and listening to the debate, I have decided to support Faye Gallacher for the next leader of this great Party and to serve as the next Prime Minster of this great union! Faye has a knack for crafting bold policy that benefits the working Briton, she has what it takes for leadership, and she has a plan for securing the Labour Party's future across the United Kingdom. Ms. Gallacher's record, especially in defending the union and now as Home Secretary, is fitting for a future Prime Minister.

So, to all undecided Labour voters - I was in your shoes just a few hours ago. I encourage you to consider the facets of both candidates, and I am confident that you will come to the same conclusion as I did and cast your ballot for Faye Gallacher.

Noah Murray (LAB-West Ham)
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Parliamentary: Unknown (12)
Media: Unknown (19)
Policy: Unknown (8)


ReplyQuote
John Knox
(@jknox)
Member
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 80
26/06/2019 11:53 pm  

Our party must be committed to ending zero hour contract exclusivity. As long as these remain, workers are exploited and forced to remain out of work. I believe in the dignity of working hard and providing for our families. It is imperative that we end these. Not in a year, not in a month, but now. We must build a just and fair society, but these exclusivity clauses are one of the greatest economic obstacles to upward mobility. As Leader, my first act will be to push through an end to exclusivity clauses

Calvin Ward Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

Parliamentary- 7
Media- 13
Policy- 6


ReplyQuote
Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 560
26/06/2019 11:55 pm  

It is clear that Calvin Ward is wedded to the dangerous unions or bust ideology that many of us thought the Labour Party left behind in the 1980s. Let me make it perfectly clear, this Government is the most anti-business government we have had in decades and Calvin Ward is a man who will push this legacy into overdrive as one of its chief architects. Whomever wins the Labour leadership contest the real losers will be the British economy, British jobs, and British entrepreneurs.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition (2014-16)

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


ReplyQuote
Thomas Reynolds
(@isaac)
Member
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 21
26/06/2019 11:56 pm  

I am of course, not here to endorse a candidate, but regardless of our differences I thank Ari Suchet for her service. 

 

On another note, Labour have barely been a government for a months. They have not consulted with parliament for crucial decisions, and Parliament have found out through the press. Polls for Labour are disastrous, the party is a shambles, and quote frankly the British public are owed an election to decide who they want, because this government is a complete "zombie government"

A general election should decide the future of Britain, not an election in a party which ineffectively and shambolicly governs a haphazard party and government.


ReplyQuote
Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 560
26/06/2019 11:58 pm  

I respect Faye, we have worked together a number of times in the Better Together Campaign, on social care, and on the subject of Welsh Devolution. Faye Gallacher is a woman who is open to cross-party compromise on many issues which I find to be a desirable trait in party leaders and in Prime Ministers. But at the end of the day Faye is wedded to many of the anti-business practices that were pushed so fervently by Prime Minister Suchet. Labour's candidates need to get it into their heads, you cannot tax a nation to prosperity and you cannot borrow a nation out of debt. Unless Faye and Calvin realise this the next three and a half years will be trying times for the British economy and the British people.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition (2014-16)

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


ReplyQuote
John Knox
(@jknox)
Member
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 80
26/06/2019 11:59 pm  

I will say publicly and assuredly this, as to be incredibly clear. If elected my desire is to continue or coalition agreement and to continue in government. No snap election, absolutely not

Calvin Ward Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

Parliamentary- 7
Media- 13
Policy- 6


ReplyQuote
Page 1 / 2
Share: