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Labour leadership: Tories fear just one candidate as expert makes stunning prediction


Labour leadership hopefuls are set to battle it out for the top job after Jeremy Corbyn announced he will step down following his humiliating defeat in the 2019 general election. Political expert and Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale named which candidate would be a battle for Boris Johnson. Speaking to Express, Professor Bale said: “I think the Tories will be rubbing their hands if it’s Rebecca Long-Bailey. I think the Conservatives will be far more concerned if it was someone with a little bit more charisma, something about them, someone like Jess Phillips for example who I think will really take the fight to the Conservatives in a way that I think will be quite awkward for Boris Johnson to handle.”

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