Former Labour chair Ian Lavery warns of ‘the demise of the Labour Party as we know it’

Former Labour chair Ian Lavery warns of 'the demise of the Labour Party as we know it'

Former Labour chair Ian Lavery has warned his celebration is “taking individuals for fools” by telling voters they have been incorrect to again Brexit.

He mentioned: “We can not go on like this as a result of we’ll see the demise of the Labour Party as we know it. And that is the manner it’s.”

Mr Lavery, MP for Wansbeck, spoke to ChronicleLive following Labour’s defeat in the Hartlepool by-election and the Tees Valley mayoral election, as effectively as poor ends in council elections throughout the nation. Labour misplaced 9 council seats in Sunderland, for instance, whereas Conservatives gained six.

He mentioned Labour was nonetheless paying a worth for backing a second Brexit referendum in the 2019 normal election. Many Labour figures have questioned the resolution to nominate Paul Williams, an opponent of Brexit who campaigned in favour of a second referendum, as the celebration’s candidate in Hartlepool.

Mr Lavery additionally mentioned his celebration wanted “daring” insurance policies, and to return to phrases with the undeniable fact that it might take assist from working class voters without any consideration.

He mentioned: “The concept that Brexit is over and completed is a political fantasy. People have lengthy reminiscences and so they should not be taken for fools.

“There have been a quantity of selections taken over Hartlepool that have been unwise. We have suffered the penalties and the penalties have been dire.”

Labour chief Keir Starmer wanted to conduct a evaluation of what had gone incorrect, he mentioned.

“In any stroll of life, when you’re heading in the incorrect path, there’s a time when you have to put the brakes on and evaluation, rethink our place, and when you do not make a change in path, a method or one other, you may proceed till you grow to be completely misplaced.

“And I believe that is the place the celebration is at this second in time.

“There are a quantity of completely different avenues that the celebration might journey. But we need to do not forget that the working class individuals on this nation do produce other choices, different events to vote for. And they’ve proven that of their droves.”

Working class voters thought-about Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party to be a possible choice, Mr Lavery mentioned.

“So we want some actual goal. The celebration must have some actual insurance policies. We must be thrilling, we must be daring, we must be bold and we want to verify we’re chatting with the nation as an entire.

“We can not hold taking individuals without any consideration. We can not hold taking individuals for fools. We can not hold telling individuals how incorrect they have been almost about Brexit. We need to hearken to what individuals say, and we need to ship for individuals.”


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