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Labour leadership: The smart money is on Lisa Nandy

BY Joseph Rachman   /  16 January 2020

This morning, as I walked to the station, I made a short stop at the bookies to lay £5 on Lisa Nandy to become the next Labour leader. I am not alone in my instincts. Neil Kinnock declared earlier today: “If I were a gambling man, I’d spend a tenner on Nandy”. Indeed, while various polls of Labour members show either Keir Starmer or Rebecca Long-Bailey ahead, with Nandy in single digits, many in the know see her as the dark horse of the Labour leadership race – far from a certainty but worth laying money on while the odds are long.


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