Lisa Nandy
Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy

MP for Wigan

Lisa’s Candidate Statement

“It has been a shattering election defeat. For us to rebuild trust with communities in every corner of the country, it will take a different kind of leadership and a different kind of leader.

It will take bravery to choose a leader that doesn’t look or sound like the leaders we’ve had before.

But now is not the time to steady the ship or play it safe. Our greatest strength has always been our movement and our deep and broad roots in very different parts of the country. That is why we must end the infighting, and empower our activists and councillors to make lasting change.

Together, we can rebuild that ‘red bridge’ that unites both sides of the electoral coalition and has propelled us into government just three times in a century. We must take power from Westminster and Whitehall and restore it to those places that feel they no longer have a stake in our national story.

From working with child refugees and rough sleepers, to a decade in Parliament opposing free schools and tackling climate change as the Shadow Secretary of State – I know that Labour is at our best when we are bold, and have the courage of our convictions. I have never shied away from difficult battles and I never will.

I am standing to be leader of the Labour Party to lead us back into power. The road will be steep but it doesn’t have to be long. We win together.”

Lisa Nandy was nominated by the following MPs and MEPs

  • Jon Ashworth
  • Kevin Brennan
  • Feryal Clark
  • Rosie Cooper
  • Stella Creasy
  • Jon Cruddas
  • Tan Dhesi
  • Jack Dromey
  • Yvonne Fovargue
  • Vicky Foxcroft
  • Gill Furniss
  • Kate Green
  • Lilian Greenwood
  • Louise Haigh
  • Mark Hendrick
  • Sharon Hodgson
  • Dan Jarvis
  • Ruth Jones
  • Mike Kane
  • Stephen Kinnock
  • Emma Lewell-Buck
  • Tony Lloyd
  • Justin Madders
  • Lisa Nandy
  • Alex Norris
  • Abena Oppong-Asare
  • Taiwo Owatemi
  • Sarah Owen
  • Stephanie Peacock
  • Graham Stringer
  • Derek Twigg
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