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Dan Jarvis May Run for Leadership.

Updated on December 28, 2019

Possible Leadership Contender: Dan Jarvis,

Labour right now under Jeremy Corbyn, is undertaking with a committee, composed of Ed Miliband and other prominent Labour bigwigs, are looking into why Labour lost the general election.

There are also those lining up to run for the leadership of the Labour party. John McDonnell, friend, confidant and current shadow chancellor, has ruled himself out. Many other prominent Labour MPs have thrown their hats into the ring. Blairites, who represent the right of the party, are probably hoping, Sir Keir Starmer, will announce his leadership bid. Lisa Nandy will, without doubt, stand for the leadership. Many Corbynites will also run, to keep, Corbynism, (if there is such a thing!) alive.

As I said, in another article, Labour's period of reflection, will have to include all wings of the party. Labour needs to connect after four election defeats, its traditional voters and attract new voters, much the same way (sorry lefties) as Blair did with New Labour. Not that I am advocating a return to Blairism either.

One possible candidate for the leadership bid, probably in March, is Dan Jarvis. Jarvis is currently Mayor of Sheffield and represents Barnsley Central as its member of parliament.

Mr Jarvis is an ex-serviceman who served in Afghanistan and Kosovo. So in one sense, his experience of battle could be applied to manage the conflicts of the Labour party.

In 2015, Mr Jarvis was touted as a possible leader, however, at that time, he did not bother. Back then, Labour in Ed Miliband had a leader with a lot of promise, also left-leaning like Corbyn now, but was beaten by David Cameron, in the general election of that year.

Mr Jarvis has stated that people in his constituency, a traditional Labour heartland, said the party didn't represent them any more. Mr Jarvis has stated Jeremy Corbyn should quit forthwith and take his aids with him.

Dan Jarvis has further stated that Labour, has to think carefully, about its future leader. What direction does the party want to go in? Does it want to continue with far-left Corbynism and pick a leader reflecting that? Or do they wish to tack back to right-wing Blairism? Or do they wish to have a leader that will try something new, and, could Dan Jarvis be that man?

Jarvis comes over as a cool and stable man, he would certainly be able to handle I am sure, Boris's knockabout style in parliament.

Jarvis is obviously an outsider compared to the usual run of the mill candidates currently running for the job, maybe that's what the party needs.

Rebecca Long-Bailey and Sir Keir Starmer.

Rebecca Long-Bailey.  One of the possible candidates who could the fire of Corbyn's legacy burning.
Rebecca Long-Bailey. One of the possible candidates who could the fire of Corbyn's legacy burning. | Source
Sir Keir Starmer, darling of the right.
Sir Keir Starmer, darling of the right. | Source

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      Malcolm Thwaite 

      17 months ago

      That's Jarvis out before he starts and Starmer should be ashamed to even consider standing for leadership, the last thing he represented when he and his fellow remainer, Thornberry pressured Jeremy to agree to another referendum and lost us the election.

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