World » Europe
Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

UK: Labour to elect new leader on 24th June

On 24th June, three days before Tony Blair and John Prescott step down as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, relinquishing their places in the Labour Party, a Conference is to be held to choose the new leader and deputy leader.

According to Peter Watt, Labour’s General Secretary, the National Executive Committee met on 14th May and decided to hold the Conference on 24th June to choose a new leader and deputy leader of the Party.

Calling this event “ an exciting and historic opportunity”, Peter Watt explains that “ This will be the first time in its history the Labour Party as a whole is choosing not only a new leadership team but also a new Prime Minister”.

At the close of our edition, Gordon Brown has a wide advantage over John McDonnell in the leadership race (282 nominations against 27), while in the contest for deputy leader, there are 6 candidates: Alan Johnson (64 nomeações), Harriet Harman (60), Peter Hain (49), Hazel Blears (48), Jon Cruddas (44) and Hilary Benn (34).

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY

PRAVDA.Ru

Comments
Eighteen tons of gold leave USA in 2018
What do foreign fans say about Russia during 2018 FIFA World Cup?
Trump-Kim honeymoon in Singapore may open McDonald's in Pyongyang
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Mysteries of history: Greek fire, Damascus steel and beam weapon
Mysteries of history: Greek fire, Damascus steel and beam weapon
Careful with Iceland!!
Taxi cab rams into pedestrians in Moscow
Experts name reasons that led to the crash of the An-148 near Moscow
"Lend a Hand" - Kit to promote the inclusion of migrant and refugee children in schools
Austria shows its 'ugly face' to Islam?
The West persistently pesters former USSR with regime changes and revolutions
Trump officially starts trade war with China
Bombing of Yugoslavia killed Russia's relations with the West
Putin's interview for Austrian television: Tough answers to most provocative questions
The West persistently pesters former USSR with regime changes and revolutions
Most Russians treat Day of Russia as unimportant holiday
Yemen: 200,000 cholera cases
Russian banks to suffer from major problems during upcoming 5 years
The West persistently pesters former USSR with regime changes and revolutions