Rebecca Long-Bailey has confirmed that she intends to stand as a candidate in the Labour leadership contest. Long-Bailey, the current Shadow Business Secretary, is the sixth person who has now entered the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
Writing in Tribune Magazine, Long-Bailey wrote:
“The election result was devastating. But with the climate crisis spiralling and the far-right on the march, we must regroup for the struggles ahead. Our task is to build a winning vision of a socialist future, and this task has never been more urgent.”
“Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn we’ve drawn upon the collective knowledge and experience of that movement to develop a radical, ambitious socialist vision for the future. This is our greatest strength, and we need a leader who comes from and will stay true to that movement.”