Labour Briefing

Diane Abbott urges us to support her for London Mayor – and Jeremy Corbyn for Leader

DianeI AM NOW ON THE SHORTLIST FOR LABOUR’S CANDIDATE FOR LONDON MAYOR. And, after unprecedented pressure from party members and activists, Jeremy Corbyn is on the ballot for the Labour Party leadership contest. The shortlisting of Jeremy and myself is the curtain raiser for a summer of campaigning. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of our party. Because now, more than ever, Labour needs a leadership which will fight for our people.

The most pressing issue facing us all is austerity. The Tory cuts will decimate both jobs and services. They want nothing less than to dismantle the public sector and widen inequality. There has been a great deal of talk about ‘aspiration’ in the Labour Party recently. But austerity will crush the aspirations of a generation of young people…

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