Monday , April 19 2021

Emily Thornberry out of Labor leadership contest – Sky News,


Emily Thornberry has been eliminated from the Labor leadership race after failing to secure enough support, the party says.

By the midnight Friday deadline, the shadow foreign secretary had (nominations from local constituency parties – two short of the) she needed to progress.

Ms Thornberry did not get any nominations from Labor Party affiliates – the other route onto the ballot paper.

Ms Thornberry had struggled from the beginning of the contest, getting 33 votes in the first round, just one more than the needed.

She described the result as a “shame”, adding : “We had a standing start after the election, and operated on a shoe string, but we gave it everything.”


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She thanked the party supporters determined to fight back after December’s general election defeat at the hands of the Tories.

“It was on their behalf that I stood for the leadership, because I’ve always believed we are at out best when – from the dispatch box to the doorstep – we are one, united fighting force, taking on the Tories and standing up for the communities we represent. “

The news means that only Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy remain in the race.





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