There is no candidate on the leadership horizon who matches ex-miner’s track record of commitment to enabling members to carry Labour into government
Labour Party chair Ian Lavery has quickly become a hot favourite among the party’s grassroots as a prospect for the party’s leadership contest, thanks to his genuine working-class roots, his loyalty, his straight talking – and an incident in which he reduced Boris Johnson to looking like a naughty schoolboy on national television.
But a key consideration for Labour members and supporters will be Lavery’s demonstrated commitment to empowering members – and his sense of duty and respect toward their part in building the movement to take Labour back into government.
Lavery spoke at Labour’s 2018 conference in Liverpool – and his words will be music to the ears of Labour’s grassroots:
A ‘democratic, members-led party’ that will be part of a movement of ‘unstoppable force’ – if those grassroots members want to their influence in the movement to continue and to grow, they need Ian Lavery on the leadership ballot.
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