Lisa Nandy congratulates rival Keir Starmer on his Labour leadership victory

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has congratulated her Labour leadership contest rival Sir Keir Starmer after he was voted as the new party leader.

Saturday, 4th April 2020, 11:19 am
Updated Saturday, 4th April 2020, 11:42 am

Sir Keir beat Ms Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey in the first round of voting this morning (Saturday, April 4).

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"The road back to power is steep but it does not have to be long. To those members and vote that could not vote Labour last time, who told me nobody was listening, know that you have been heard. I will always fight for you.

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"I am determined we will become a party that speaks for every nation and region again, so that nobody is written off, nobody is left behind and we can match the ambition, energy and courage of people in every part of the UK.

"To everyone who supported me: thank you. I am proud of the campaign that we ran and I am proud of the movement we built. Your heart, hard work and dedication represent everything that inspires me about our party."

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