Labour Candidates Line Up

Corbyn ally Rebecca Long-Bailey has announced she is standing as a candidate for labour Leader.

In Tribune magazine  she says “Labour needs a socialist leader who can work with our movement, rebuild our communities and fight for the policies we believe in – that’s why I’m standing ”

She also mentions her comittment to Green Deals and anti racism and fighting the establishment and the lack of trust in politicians.

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She joins Sir Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy and  Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips in the contest.

Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner is also going for election as Deputy Leader.