Tony Blair: Statement on Election of Labour Party Leader and Deputy Leader

Tony Blair: Statement on Election of Labour Party Leader and Deputy Leader

Statement
Posted on: 4th April 2020
Tony Blair
Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Many Congratulations to Keir and Angela. The UK faces an unprecedented situation. It is an extraordinary time to take on the responsibility of providing a coherent and effective opposition which can hold the Government to account.

But it is also a highly motivating challenge to show what a principled and forward-looking Labour Party, dedicated to the interests of the British people, can do at a time of national emergency.

There is a huge interest – both for the Party and more important the country – that this new Labour leadership succeeds.

I wish them well in the immediate task of responding to the Covid 19 crisis; and in the longer term task of rebuilding the Labour Party as a serious and effective candidate for Government, in which they will have my full support.

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