Liz Kendall Can Replace Ed Miliband As Labour Party leader

Liz Kendall Can Replace Ed Miliband As Labour Party leader
Suffolk Show 07-06-2012 Karen Roe / Flickr CC BY 2.0

After a defeat during the 2015 UK General Elections, Ed Miliband might be replaced by shadow health minister Liz Kendall. While speaking to BBC, Kendall said on Sunday that she wants to become Labour Party leader.


Liz said it requires a “fundamentally new approach” after the election debacle.

Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham and Chuka Umunna are also in the race to be the new Labour leader. Dan Jarvis has backed out of the contest.

Early next week in a meeting, the ruling National Executive Committee will decide on the new leader. After the defeat, Miliband said he was “truly sorry” for the poor show at the elections, which saw him losing significant seats.

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In his winning speech, Prime Minister David Cameron said that his approach in governing Britain will be now be for “one nation.”

The shadow health minister, who is the first to formally declare she is running for Labour party leadership, said the party sounded like a “moaning man in the pub” during the campaign.

“The words New Labour mean different things to different people and I think going back to the past isn’t what we need,” she said during an interview with Andrew Neil.

“We’re going to have to build something genuinely new in the future, but if what he meant by that is we’ve got to keep our working class voters and support but also reach out to Conservative supporters and middle England, that’s absolutely right. That’s just a fact that that’s what you’ve got to do to win and I think we lost some of that.”