UK Labour votes for sanity

The Guardian reports:

Sir Keir Starmer has promised to rebuild the nation’s trust in the Labour party after winning a stunning victory to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

The 57-year-old former shadow Brexit secretary secured more than twice as many votes as the runner-up – Rebecca Long-Bailey, the candidate of the Corbyn camp – and over three times as many as third-placed Lisa Nandy, the MP for Wigan. By securing 56.2% of the votes of almost half a million Labour members and affiliates, he has emerged with a huge and powerful mandate to lead the party as he chooses, after four-and-a-half years of the Corbyn project, during which two general elections were lost.

Starmer was the sane and right choice. Long-Bailey was a Corbynite and Nandy unproven.

Starmer won 56% of the votes of party members, 77% of party supporters and 53% of affiliates.

Currently Labour is 25% behind in the polls and highly unlikely to win the next election. But with a five year term, you can’t rule out events changing things by 2024.

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