Labour warned: Don’t get cosy
LABOUR is preparing for its annual conference, held in Brighton later this month.
The conference may discuss controversial changes to the party’s rules, including the procedures for electing a party leader.
But although there could be some heated debate, Labour is now fairly united as a party.
Following June’s general election, critics of leader Jeremy Corbyn have been quiet.
Bridget Phillipson, Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, has warned her colleagues not to get too comfortable.
She’s reminded them that they lost the election – and could lose the next one too.
Writing in the New Statesman magazine, she said Labour gained seats in June but is still 60 seats short of a majority, warning: “I am delighted by all the new additions to the Parliamentary Labour Party and pleased that there were so few losses, but I find it hard to rejoice in a result that gives us fewer than ten seats more than we managed in 2010 when we were last kicked out of power.”
She added: “This was by far the worst Tory campaign that anyone can remember ... even in a fight with that, we lost.” Bridget Phillipson