Names in the frame for tak­ing over from Cor­byn

Manchester Evening News - - ELECTION 2019 -

AS LABOUR faced a po­ten­tially dev­as­tat­ing de­feat at the Gen­eral Elec­tion, here is a look at who could be in the race to re­place Jeremy Cor­byn as party leader. John McDon­nell

The shadow chan­cel­lor played a prom­i­nent role through­out the Gen­eral Elec­tion cam­paign, but has ap­peared to have ruled him­self out as a fu­ture leader. Emily Thorn­berry

The shadow for­eign sec­re­tary has deputised for Mr Cor­byn in PMQs and has rep­re­sented the Labour Party on var­i­ous over­seas vis­its. Ms Thorn­berry, who cam­paigned for Re­main in the 2016 Brexit ref­er­en­dum, joined the party when she was 17 and was mo­ti­vated by her ex­pe­ri­ences be­ing raised by her mother, a sin­gle par­ent liv­ing on a coun­cil es­tate, ac­cord­ing to her web­site.

She was first elected as MP for Is­ling­ton South and Fins­bury on May 5 2005.

Keir Starmer

The shadow Brexit sec­re­tary was a hu­man rights lawyer be­fore be­com­ing an MP, and co-founded Doughty Street Cham­bers in 1990.

An­gela Rayner

Mr McDon­nell named shadow ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary Ms Rayner as a pos­si­ble suc­ces­sor to Mr Cor­byn in an in­ter­view say­ing that who­ever comes af­ter Mr Cor­byn ‘has got to be a woman.’

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