Labour leadership race 2020

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Who gets the poisoned chalice?

This poll will close on Apr 16, 2020 at 10:42 PM.
  1. Clive Lewis

  2. Rebecca Long-Bailey

  3. Lisa Nandy

  4. Jess Phillips

  5. Keir Starmer

  6. Emily Thornberry

  7. Barry Gardiner

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  1. Ag

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    Obviously this is based on a multitude of presumptions but I thought I'd get the conversation started. The general message seems to be a desire for a female leader in the new year.
     
  2. bypass

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    My hunch is Long Bailey or perhaps Jess Philips.

    I'd be happy to see Emily Thornberry have a go but I'm not sure she go for it/if there would be an appetite for her anyway.
     
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  3. wurst

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    I think it will be Long Bailey and it will be a DISASTER :zombie:

    Emily Thornberry has too much history to lead the party now, the press would have a field day. I don’t think she’s what the electorate want either.

    Angela Rayner would be the best option in my opinion.
     
  4. Indie

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    Long-Bailey would indeed be atrocious. Want me a bit of Thornberry.
     
  5. Ag

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    Sir Keir Stamner is currently leading the odds which I can't see working. He's a proper misery. Jess Phillips seems like the most likeable.
     
  6. Ag

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    Obviously Queen of Sass Emily Thornberry would be amazing but I suspect she'd be destroyed by the media and unpopular by many. See Michelle Visage is Strictly of Meghan Markle in life.
     
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    I think people could get behind Keir.
     
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    Laura Pidcock is third favourite somewhere I saw. That is pretty ridiculous.
     
  9. Ag

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    The name alone should rule her out.
     
  10. Ag

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    Of course this all depends on the next election. Labour are likely right now to lose a bunch of seats.
     
  11. Beverley

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    I like Angela Rayner
     
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    Surely the Momentum crowd would never back Thornberry or Phillips?

    I agree, Rebecca Long-Bailey will probably win by default. *sigh*
     
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  13. Ag

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    She physically reminds me a little of both of Ron Swanson's wives.
     
  14. Ag

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    Apart from that I don't really know her.
     
  15. Tetris-Rock

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    I’d love Angela Rayner or Dawn Butler but sadly it won’t be either of them.

    Fuck Jess Philips, to be quite honest.
     
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  16. Ag

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    Why?
     
  17. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    Jess Phillips is quite funny, and goes down a storm on Have I Got News For You (very important in a future Prime Minister) but she lost me when (after literally never having a positive word to say about Abbot, Corbyn etc) she was calling Jacob Rees Mogg her friend. Gross.

    Angela Rayner is fantastic. She should be the next Labour leader.
     
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    Jess is a dick tbh
     
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    I would not have guessed that Jess Phillips is younger than rebecca l-b. But apparently so.
     
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    I could honestly see Long-Bailey as Labour leader borderline finishing off the Labour party in the UK :D :zombie:
     
  21. Shirley

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    Oh dear
     
  22. Jark

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    when Nicola Sturgeon is the MVP of the line up
     
  23. dmlaw

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    I've not seen much of Rebecca Long-Bailey. Is there any reason why she would be such a disaster as leader?
     
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    I think you're right. I couldn't really see it being anyone other than him or Thornberry but perhaps Long-Bailey is being thrown into the crucible in the above debate to see how she fairs.
     
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    She comes across like the North’s answer to Tracey Flick, really not very likeable and not somebody I can see vast swathes of the country uniting behind. There are better options for a future female Labour leader IMO (Angela Rayner being my fave), but she seems to be being pushed forward.

    She’s said some stupid things in TV interviews also, but then hasn’t EVERY SINGLE MP ON RECORD.
     
  26. Ag

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    Is Barry Gardiner standing this year?
     
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    Yup. Although he would be worse than RLB.
     
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    It sounds awful, but RLB comes across a bit of an idiot in interviews. I'm sure she's not, but theres something about the mannerisms and tone that just doesn't sound like she's coming from a place of authority.

    Just in case anyone thinks that is a bit sexist, i find similar in Barry gardener.
     
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    (Fingers crossed she proves me wrong on the election debate special)
     
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    SEXIST!

    Also from what I've seen she has a real habit of answering completely different questions to what she's asked.
     
  31. Kate

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    A politician doing that? Never! :agog:
     
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  32. Tischlampe

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    FAIR. I just really notice it with her.
     
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    TBH I think that’s part of the problem with RLB - she really just comes across like ANOTHER uninspiring politician, which I don’t think is what Labour need right now at all.
     
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    Perhaps Ed Milliband should have another go at being leader - it would certainly help in getting rid of the anti-Semitism stigma Labour has acquired under Corbyn.
     
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    I could cry thinking about how badly it all went wrong for Ed.

    On the other hand, if David Miliband had won that leadership election, I wonder if we’d still be where we are now?
     
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    Just as long as he doesn't threaten to recognise Palestine as a country again... Maureen Lipman's been through enough.
     
  37. Ag

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    So this is now real...
     
  38. VoR

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    Please no Corbyn acolytes. A unifying figure PLEASE.
     
  39. Ill Advised

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    But who!?
     
  40. Shirley

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    It can't be ANYONE from the ISLINGTON SET. Not even SIR KEIR
     
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