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A Lichfield Labour activist has criticised the campaigns of leadership hopefuls Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper.
Darius Wilson
Darius Wilson, who stood as a Lichfield District Council candidate for Summerfield & All Saints ward in the recent elections, believes the pair are naive to attack frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Wilson – a Corbyn supporter – wants the leadership hopefuls to focus on criticising the Government rather than each other. Ms Kendall has revealed she’s prepared to join forces with fellow Blairites Chuka Umunna and Tristram Hunt to oppose Mr Corbyn, if he becomes leader. While the Shadow Home Secretary has warned that a victory for Corbyn could lead to a deep split within the Labour party. Mr Wilson said: “I would very much like to see a female Labour leader and more women in key positions, but I have been very disappointed by Yvette and Liz’s campaigns. “They have both been too focused on being opposed to Jeremy when they should have been promoting their own policies and attacking the Conservatives. “If Jeremy wins, I hope they will be willing to work with him. Describing Labour as a broad church may be a cliché, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. All of the leadership and deputy leadership candidates have a lot to offer our party and the country.”

Lewis Deakin

NCTJ-trained reporter with experience in a wide variety of journalism settings.

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