Leader and Deputy Leader nominations

In the Labour leadership elections Karin Smyth MP has nominated Yvette Cooper and Stella Creasy as Leader and Deputy Leader respectively.

Karin Smyth said: “This election sees Labour Party members selecting the person they see as the next Prime Minster. Yvette Cooper is an authoritative, respected politician who has a good command of the many varied policy briefs this position demands. She also connects well with people up and down the country, which will be an important asset leading Labour into the next general election.

“I have been impressed by the way Stella Creasy has, as an MP in just one Parliamentary term so far, succeeded as a champion of community campaigning and engagement – a vital part of the role of Deputy Leader.”