Rudd plays down double dissolution talk
A key Labour source has said that they will be working hard to ensure Jeremy Corbyn does not win his party’s leadership.
Former shadow transport secretary David Lammy said that in the event of the snap election, a vote for the Shadow Cabinet would be more likely than a vote for Corbyn.
But the shadow transport secretary was quoted in today’s Mail on Sunday 오피as saying that any decision to change party affiliation would have to be taken by Labour’s NEC.
At a party meeting today, Corbyn said that he wanted to stand again and was determined to be leader and that he would run in the next election.
Ahead of the meeting, he accused t솔레 어 카지노he right of being “dishonest”.
“When t카지노he Labour party members, who are absolutely correct in their view, vote to join the new party, I will be on one of the four manifestos, I’ll stand for the leader of the new party, we’ll see,” he said.
“All those who refuse to go that route are in contempt.”
There are also speculation that Corbyn could name a new shadow cabinet team for his leadership contest but it was not clear whether he had officially decided to do so.
The Labour frontbencher, Steve Reed, said: “I think there are several people who, in fact, haven’t spoken to me about forming a cabinet. I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but I do know that there are some very important people who are not necessarily the first choice.”
One such was Ed Miliband, who has consistently been linked with a new role within the frontbench. However, a shadow cabinet would still need to be agreed before the snap election takes place – and that date, as well as the date of the contest itself, are yet to be set.
Labour sources suggested Corbyn would be able to form a minority government should that change. However, it remains unlikely that the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, will be named in the shadow cabinet to be a part of the new team.
But senior figures in the party are believed to have put forward several candidates and their names are understood to have sparked fresh interest in the process as they are viewed as suitable to take on a senior post.
The list of names that have been circulated includes former Ed Miliband chief of staff Joel Tomkins, deputy chair of the Labour campaign team John Winnick, ex-Corbyn campaig