Labour Party Elections Ballot 2020 – Results – 4th April 2020
Labour Leader Result
NANDY, Lisa – 79,597 votes (16.2%)
STARMER, Keir – 275,780 Votes (56.2%)
Labour Deputy Leader Result
ALLIN-KHAN, Rosena – 113,858 votes (26.1%)
BURGON, Richard – 92,643 votes (21.3%)
RAYNER, Angela – 228,944 votes (52.6%)
Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has won a resounding victory in the Labour leadership.
Angela Rayner has been elected deputy leader.
Starmer has agreed to meet Boris Johnson next week to discuss the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. In his victory speech, Starmer said that working constructively with the government would not mean avoiding being critical when that was deserved. He said:
Under my leadership we will engage constructively with the government, not opposition for opposition’s sake. Not scoring party political points or making impossible demands. But with the courage to support where that’s the right thing to do.
But we will test the arguments that are put forward. We will shine a torch on critical issues and where we see mistakes or faltering government or things not happening as quickly as they should we’ll challenge that and call that out.
Starmer said that there must be no return to “business as usual” after the coronavirus crisis is over. He said:
When we do get through this we cannot go back to business as usual. This virus has exposed the fragility of our society. It’s lifted a curtain.
Too many will have given too much. Some of us will have lost too much. We know in our hearts, things are going to have to change.
We can see so clearly now who the key workers really are.
When we get through this it’ll be because of our NHS staff, our care workers, our ambulance drivers, our emergency services, our cleaners, our porters.
It will be because of the hard work and bravery of every key worker as they took on this virus and kept our country going.
For too long they’ve been taken for granted and poorly paid. They were last and now they should be first.In their courage and their sacrifice and their bravery, we can see a better future. This crisis has brought out the resilience and human spirit in all of us.
He issued a fresh apology for antisemitism in the Labour party and promised to “tear out this poison”. He said:
Antisemitism has been a stain on our party. I have seen the grief that it’s brought to so many Jewish communities.
On behalf of the Labour party, I am sorry. And I will tear out this poison by its roots and judge success by the return of Jewish members and those who felt that they could no longer support us.
Labour Party Leader & Deputy Leader Elections Ballot 2020
The 2020 Labour Party leadership election was triggered after Jeremy Corbyn announced his intention to resign as leader of the UK’s Labour Party following the party’s defeat at the 2019 general election. It is being held alongside the 2020 Labour Party deputy leadership election.
More Information can be found here – Wikipedia
And here – Labour Party Website
If you are a member of the labour party you will have by now, received a ballot in order to vote for Labour’s leader and deputy leader.
Your Union CCTV Branch is recommending the following candidates.
Kier Starmer for leader of the Labour party & Doctor Rosena Allin-Klan for deputy leader of the Labour party
Our Secretary had the pleasure to personally meet and speak to Rosena last weekend and can strongly recommend her as great candidate who is really down to earth. She was until she became MP an A&E Doctor.
24 February: Labour Party members start receiving postal ballots and online voting forms
2 April: Voting closes at midday.
4 April: Result of the membership ballot announced.
Winning candidate declared the new Leader of the Labour Party and becomes Leader of the Opposition.