Labour MPs suggest Lavery as potential leadership candidate

12th May, 2015 6:27 pm

Many names have been pitched into the frame for the Labour leadership contest, but there’s one name that is doing the rounds amongst some Labour MPs hasn’t been reported on yet. Could Ian Lavery be a leadership contender?


It’s worth noting that Lavery himself hasn’t put his name forward, but the popular former NUM President and Wansbeck MP since 2010 would no doubt garner trade union support as well as from a number of both long-standing and newly-elected MPs. Certainly there are those in the party who are talking up the possibility of a Lavery candidacy, but he’s thought not to have begun considering a leadership push at this stage.

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