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The outcome of the next election could be decided in just a few weeks’ time

Labour has five years to reflect on why it lost but it won’t stand a chance in 2024 unless it picks a credible leader now

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has announced his resignation, and five candidates have won the backing of fellow MPs and MEPs: Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and Emily Thornberry. They will now begin the process of securing support from affiliated bodies, trade unions and constituency parties before the voting begins next month. The result will be announced on 4th April.

And yet none of it will matter if the candidates do not face truths about why the party has lost so often. Truths about…

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