Former MP Mike Gapes supports women MPs for party’s leadership contest
Former Labour and Change UK MP Mike Gapes has praised Jess Phillips and Lisa Nandy as Labour leadership hopefuls he admires.
Asked which MPs winning the contest could persuade him to rejoin the party, Gapes at first demurred but quickly named Phillips and Nandy as two ‘excellent’ MPs he admires:
Gapes stood for election in Ilford South this month for the now-dissolved Change UK. Labour’s Sam Tarry won the seat.
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