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Brown Backs Yvette Cooper

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Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, and the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has announced his choice for the next Labour leader – Yvette Cooper….reports Asian Lite News

Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, and the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, and the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Brown said that he will speak about his decision to back Cooper at the Edinburgh Book Festival this weekend.

Brown also revealed that his second choice for the leadership position is Andy Burnham and the third is Liz Kendall.

His preferences for Labour leader confirm that Brown does not look favourably upon left-wing frontrunner, Jeremy Corbyn.

During a speech at London’s Southbank Centre, Brown acknowledged that the party was “grieving” after its general election defeat, but said: “There is one thing worse than having broken hearts, it is powerlessness.”

He added: “When I know, and I argued, and I think you believe, that the only way that we can avert the pain and end the suffering is by securing in the future the election of a Labour government to deliver on our priorities.

“And when I see the opinion polls that say the one grouping in the party that is likely to get most votes is the one grouping that even its own supporters say is least likely to be able to form a government, then we have to look at the lessons of our history.”

 

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