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.”