Blaenau Gwent desperately needed a Labour Government last month, but unfortunately we have been stuck with yet another five years of the Tories.
To get Labour into Government so it can give communities like Blaenau Gwent the support we need, we must win across the whole country.
It’s a difficult job and we are lucky to have many good candidates for it, but I believe the best person to do this is Keir Starmer.
Keir is a future Labour Prime Minister with a proven track record of fighting for working people and holding the Tories to account.
He has dedicated his life to standing up for people who need help:
- He represented the National Union of Mineworkers when they took the Tory Government to court for failing to properly support miners when they closed the pits.
- As Director of Public Prosecutions, he brought in important changes to help protect people who had been victims of abuse.
- He helped the environmental activists who were being sued by the corporate giant McDonalds.
In Parliament, I’ve seen first-hand how he’s been unwavering in fighting to protect jobs, workers’ rights and strong environmental standards.
Within the Labour Party I think he has the ability to unite us and build a talented shadow cabinet, so we have the best possible team.
I know he’s best placed to take on Boris Johnson and this Tory Government in Parliament then defeat them.
I am proud to have nominated him to be the next leader of our party and the next Labour Prime Minister.