Plymouth MP backs Sir Keir Starmer in Labour leadership contest

    Luke Pollard nominated Sir Keir Starmer MP for Leader of the Labour Party

    Luke Pollard, Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, has submitted nominations in the Labour leadership contest.

    Luke held a meeting with Labour Party members at the weekend to discuss who to nominate in both contest.

    He has nominated Sir Keir Starmer for leader and Dr Rosena Allin-Khan for deputy leader.

    Luke supports Angela Rayner to be Deputy Leader but he has nominated Dr Rosena Allin-Khan to ensure there is a BAME woman on the ballot.  
     
    Luke said:
     
    "After a grim set of results for Labour in the General Election we need to elect a clear winner, someone who is a Prime Minister in waiting and someone who can unite our party.

    "The candidate best placed to do that is Keir Starmer and today (13 January) I nominated him and will back him to be Leader of the Party."

    Luke and Charlotte Holloway, Labour's candidate in Plymouth Moor View, had published a set of five tests for candidates for the Labour Leadership to pass before nominating them.

    Those tests included: having visited Plymouth, support for bold action on the climate emergency, support for our armed forces, an end to austerity and a desire to reform our broken politics.

    Now, five Labour leadership hopefuls are through to the next round in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

    Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and Emily Thornberry received at least the 22 nominations required.

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