Of the five candidates in the race, shadow Brexit secretary and early front-runner Sir Keir Starmer is the only man.Spreaker She added:"I think that if you truly believe in women's representation, sometimes... passing the mic is the greatest way to show that you truly believe in something but I think it is a very, very difficult argument to say you should stand back if you truly believe you are the best person for the job." Ms Phillips also rejected the suggestion she was an"uber Remainer", having campaigned for s second referendum, and said there was no bid to rejoin the EU. However, she said it was not an"honest position" to close off future options or alliances. Analysis: Past may haunt Labour hopefuls The MP for Birmingham Yardley was recently forced to backtrack after she indicated she might try to take Britain back into the bloc if Brexit turned out to be damaging. Speaking to Ridge, she said:"We've got into this position where people disagree on individual issues as if you can't then be trusted on anything else. It's a really dangerous culture. "People are okay if you are clear and you are honest about what you think and then they will give you a hearing on other issues, so I'm not an uber Remainer, I don't feel the need to represent myself as an uber Remainer, I am a politician who will do what I think is right." Candidates make their case for Labour leadership Asked about any future move to rejoin the Brussels club, she said:"We are leaving the European Union and I don't even think amongst people who voted Remain in the original referendum, that there is any appetite to carry on having a constitutional conversation when we should be talking about the things that people actually talk about. "So there is no plan to have some sort of campaign to re-join the European Union but any prime minister who wouldn't look at the merits of every single alliance that our country could have for our safety, security, peace and economic viability, with a reasoned head on, anyone who closes off any option in the future, I just don't believe that that's an honest position." Meanwhile, Mick Whelan, general secretary of the Aslef trade union, told Ridge his union representatives would be meeting with the Labour Party leadership contenders over the coming days before deciding which candidate to support. He said:"This process only delivers the candidates, the 550,000 members with one-person, one-vote will then decide which candidate they want and it's the same as my organisation. "We will make recommendations, but (union members) will ultimately decide the nomination of Aslef to that process, it won't be Mick Whelan." Has Has Rebecca Long-Bailey got the charisma to succeed? Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly declined to give Ridge his opinion on the Labour leadership race. But he added:"My only piece of advice for whoever does get it is if they want any chance of being successful they need to do what the Conservatives did at this election and listen to people." Also appearing on Ridge, Labour deputy leadership contender Rosena Allin-Khan insisted being a London Remain-supporting MP did not hamper her broader appeal. She said:"I grew up in poverty. I know what hunger feels like. I know what being cold feels like. My lived experiences will enable me to connect with voters around the country. It doesn't matter that I'm from London." More stories Read more: Sky News
jessphillips RidgeOnSunday And there’s me thinking the best candidate ( on merit) should get the job How times change. jessphillips RidgeOnSunday You don't get the job just because you tick the PC boxes jessphillips RidgeOnSunday So in other words you are demanding the party elect a woman regardless if she can do the job or not ! This is the far left this is how broken they are .
jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Really worked out for the Lib Dem’s 🤦🏾♂️ jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Labour are clueless 🤦🏾♂️🤷🏽♂️ jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Says the woman jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Low ball. jessphillips RidgeOnSunday jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Well it wouldn’t sound any different if the mic was passed given that Jess sounds like a man.
jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Simpleton jessphillips RidgeOnSunday What ever happened to appointments on merit!
Jess Phillips claims Labour leadership rivals ‘kept quiet’ on antisemitismBirmingham MP’s accusations force other contenders to defend their records during hustings for leadership She’s lying. Jess, people can check this, you know. They each had 40 seconds on the topic and some went well over. TracyAnnO All 5 of them supported an anti Semite ...
jessphillips RidgeOnSunday That is sexist....it is a two way person should get the job... jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Surely it should be best person for the job regardless of gender! jessphillips RidgeOnSunday How about you earn it. Like most people. It’s not just given to you on a silver platter.
jessphillips RidgeOnSunday One day someone will call for wonder women to be a male actor! jessphillips RidgeOnSunday Men should just pass up the chance of the job? Think it should be the best candidate, regardless of gender, age, race or sexual orientation jessphillips RidgeOnSunday If miranda gets in I'm done with labour.
jessphillips RidgeOnSunday All the candidates are embarrassing Keir is probably the best
Jess Phillips says it would be 'embarrassing' for a man to win Labour leadership contestMen should sometimes 'pass the mic' if they truly believe in gender equality, says candidate It'd be more embarrassing if she became their leader. Get tae The best person to lead the party should get it regardless male/female.
Labour leadership: Jess Phillips vows to stop acting 'statesmanlike'Outspoken candidate concedes she ‘stopped being real’ in Saturday hustings Let’s be honest she’s never behaved that way anyway christ, this has been her toning it down? Product of Labours all woman shortlists, gender over ability!
Jess Phillips won't rule out trying to rejoin EU despite ‘no appetite for it' in the UKJESS PHILLIPS failed to rule out whether she would consider rejoining the EU if she became the labour leader. Idiotic scots will say, 'e u , jimmy!!' She bonkers even after the biggest defeat since the 1930s they still don’t get it how can she be elected with a policy like that put her or thornberry long Bailey or starmer as opposition leader and it will be at least ten to fifteen years b4 they can ever get in government
Love Island twins Eve and Jess had 'secret showdown' before emotional goodbyeLOVE Island twins Eve and Jess Gale had a “secret showdown” before their emotional goodbye, it has been reported. The 20-year-old pair were wrenched apart in last night’s recoupli…
Love Island twins Jess and Eve break down in tears as Eve is eliminatedLove Island twin Eve Gale has been eliminated from the show after recoupling, with she and Jess breaking down during their emotional goodbye.