Rebecca Long-Bailey for Leader – Richard Burgon for Deputy

Rebecca Long-Bailey and Richard Burgon are respectively the best candidates for Leader and Deputy to ensure that Labour has the progressive agenda necessary for the next general election. They are both committed to mounting a serious opposition against the Tories’ offensive that Boris Johnson is waging against the majority of the population. They will both fight to defend living standards and for a Labour government that will make people better off.

Rebecca Long-Bailey

Rebecca has set out here how she will ‘stand shoulder to shoulder… in every campaign against Tory cuts, with every minority community and all migrants against Johnson’s hateful agenda, and with trade unions in every struggle to protect workers’ rights.’

She opposes any ‘return to Tory-lite policies that held our party back before Jeremy’ and making any ‘compromise on our anti-racist and internationalist principles’.

She is the only candidate for Leader who did all four of the following:

  • voted against the 2015 Tory Welfare Bill;
  • nominated Jeremy for Leader in 2015;
  • endorsed Jeremy for Leader in 2016; and
  • abstained (rather than vote against) the SNP’s 2016 motion to hold Tony Blair to account for misleading the House over the Iraq war.

Rebecca has been central to developing Labour’s Green New Deal policy – tackling climate change being vital for humanity.

To be kept informed by Rebecca’s campaign visit here.

Richard Burgon

Richard has set out here how he ‘fully back[s] the policies of the previous two manifestos’, and believes that ‘the policies of peace, equality and socialism are more necessary than ever’.

He supports a fully democratic system for members to choose Labour candidates.

He is the only candidate for Deputy Leader who did all four of the following[i]:

  • voted against the 2015 Tory Welfare Bill;
  • nominated Jeremy for Leader in 2015;
  • endorsed Jeremy for Leader in 2016; and
  • abstained (rather than vote against) the SNP’s 2016 motion to hold Tony Blair to account for misleading the House over the Iraq war.

If elected Deputy Leader his focus would be on campaigning, ‘improving the party’s grassroots campaigning’ and on ‘building a Labour Party rooted in every community’.

CLP Nomination Meetings

CLP and affiliate nominations in these two elections are very important.

Candidates who fail to obtain nomination from 5% of CLPs or from 5% of affiliated organisations will not be eligible for inclusion in the final ballot.

CLPs will be holding their meetings to make nominations between 15 January and 15 February.

The guidelines for nomination meetings, which must be followed, can be downloaded from here.

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[i] Rosena Allin-Khan was not elected till 2016, so could not participate in some of these decisions. She nominated Owen Smith in the 2016 leadership contest.