We’ve had another exciting political week. Whilst all eyes were on the launch of Angela Eagle’s Labour leadership bid, Andrea Leadsom withdrew from the Conservative leadership race. That meant we suddenly had a new Prime Minister in Theresa May. Good news for the country in in bringing some stability to government which generally speaking is good for confidence, markets and jobs. She immediately set about a very radical reshuffle.
David Cameron’s last Prime Minister’s Questions came sooner than anyone of us would have imagined. I managed to get Jess – who’s been doing work experience in my office – a ticket for PMQs so she was really pleased!
My very strong view is that we have to get on with making things work for the benefit of the people we serve. This was the message I was strongly putting over in the debate on the challenges facing the steel industry following the EU Referendum.
We in Labour have to get our act together as quickly as possible. We now have two challengers to the current Leader. What we need is a robust debate about what sort of party we want to be – a party that brings about change through getting into government and passing laws to make people’s lives better or a protest movement that is not interested in power to change things. I am firmly of the former view and will campaign for the candidate who I believe is most likely to unite the membership, MPs and inspire Labour voters.