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Leader's Vacancy

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Leader's Vacancy

Now that the dust has settled on the Conservative win the next battleground will be the election of new leaders to three of the parties. I think we can ignore UKIP and the Lib Dems but the new leader of the Labour Party could decide the future of the party.
So far 4 names are in the frame, Chuka Umunna, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Dan Jarvis. Others may also throw their hats into the ring and it is even suggested David Miliband could return from the US to lead the party.
So who will win this race?
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Re: Leader's Vacancy

Ho Hum.... in answer to your last question.....
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no, the leader have to get a majority and not the largest number of votes.
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well now there's no union block voting for the leader whoever it is will have to actually earn their place at the top..... chucka is too bothered about his image as the first black leader to actually do anything important, Yvette cooper likes the sound of her own voice too much and is even more of a media sound bite machine than millipede was, andy burnham is on par with Yvette  and Dan Jarvis is someone I can make any comments on because he's hardly ever on the telly ( at least on the stuff I watch), not that it will make any difference but all the old faces from the front bench should rule themselves out as they were in the top ranks under blair /brown and millipede and are all part of what screwed the country, something a lot of people wont forget in a hurry so they would be best off getting totally new leadership from the back benches and move forwards in a more traditional manner instead of being the imitation of the likes of Stalin.
UKIP could well end up with farage as its leader come Septembers conference (he hasn't said he wont re run for it), the liberals are totally defunct as a party and should probably fold up shop, wouldn't be surprised to here vince cable gets the top spot which would probably be the final nail in the parties coffin.
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Dan Jarvis is someone I can make any comments on because he's hardly ever on the telly

Dan Jarvis has ruled himself out as leadership candidate.
http://news.sky.com/story/1481430/dan-jarvis-rules-out-labour-leadership-bid
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I've never heard of any of them, don't suppose that bodes well for Labour in 2020.  Grin
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As alanf has said Jarvis has ruled himself out. He is the man the Tories would have hated the most  apparently. Military background.
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If Cameron offers Farage a seat in the House of Lords and he accepted that I think he would be unable to stand again as a MP.
As for some of the top fiiers in the various parties who lost their seats I wonder how many will get posts in the EU on a much higher salary one example being N Kinnock.
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David Miliband has stated he has no interest in leading the party so I guess the new leader will come from an existing MP.
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No one else from UKIP has been seen much apart from the two ex-MPs (now 1 MP) and Farage. I saw the vice chair answering questions on its manifesto and she seemed clear and direct. How she would have fared in a political debate is another question. I saw the deputy leader of UKIP last night. I had neither seen or heard of him before. The party really needs to become something other than the Farage fan club.
I notice no signs Clegg or Miliband being asked to unresign!
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UKIP is a one man band and without Farage they would not survive. As said by alanf they do not have another high profile individual.
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Since he's come up, being a fan of conspiracy theory's, I wonder if Nigel Farage knew in advance that his "step-down" would be rejected.
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I think it has certainly destroyed any credibility he had. Will people ever trust him again Undecided
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Since he's come up, being a fan of conspiracy theory's, I wonder if Nigel Farage knew in advance that his "step-down" would be rejected.
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The plot thickens  Grin