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Labour leadership: What the Labour Party will look like if these candidates get elected

13 January 2020

Six candidates have put themselves forward to take over from Jeremy Corbyn. spoke with Dr Patrick Diamond, a Senior Lecturer in British Politics from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations, to discuss what Labour’s approach will be under each leader. Dr Diamond said: “Keir Starmer being favourite in the YouGov poll was surprising because many thought Rebecca Long-Bailey would be the frontrunner. As a cabinet member, it was always widely known that Starmer disagreed with Corbyn on issues. Although he was a strong advocate of a second referendum before the general election, it looks as if he will accept Brexit.”

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