I would be grateful therefore if you would allow me to correct the mistaken impression the headline gave. Two of the three women mentioned are backing Margaret Beckett. I am firmly of the view that she is the best candidate for the job, because of her proven political and communication skills, her experience at working at all levels of the party, and her effective team work.
Moreover, it is high time the Labour Party valued the distinctive contribution made by women to our political life. What better way to signal this than to seize this historic opportunity and elect a woman to the leadership team.
MP for Durham North-West
House of Commons
26 JuneReuse content