Richard Burgon to Stand for Labour Deputy Leadership

Richard Burgon, the Labour MP for Leeds East, has confirmed that he will be standing for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.

Burgon posted on Twitter:

“After a break and discussions with MPs and party members, I’m announcing that I’m standing to be Labour’s Deputy Leader🌹

Here’s my recent Tribune article with some thoughts on why we lost badly and how we rebuild: https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/12/learning-the-right-lessons

I’ll be outlining more in the New Year.”

He added shortly after:

“In rebuilding, Labour must be the champion of the whole working-class: whether in towns and cities, whether remain or leave, and ensure we are a party that reflects the diversity of the working-class in 21st century multicultural Britain.”