Indian-origin Lisa Nandy top contender to replace Corbyn as new Labour Party leader

Indian-origin Labour MP Lisa Nandy has emerged a frontrunner to replace party leader Jeremy Corbyn after the party’s disastrous election result last week.

Nandy, who has held shadow Cabinet positions in the past, took a more backseat role recently amid growing criticism against the Corbyn-led faction of the Labour Party.
Nandy (centre), who has held shadow Cabinet positions in the past, took a more backseat role recently amid growing criticism against the Corbyn-led faction of the Labour Party. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@lisanandy

The 40-year-old MP retained her Wigan seat in the north-west of England amongst a huge swing towards the Conservatives that saw them take over more than 50 Labour strongholds in the election.

Corbyn has declared that he will not lead the party into another election and is under growing pressure to resign.

When asked about her plans to lead the party in a TV interview, Nandy said that she was “seriously thinking about it".

"We have to make it our mission to bring Labour back to people - to bring Labour home," she said.

Nandy, who has held shadow Cabinet positions in the past, took a more backseat role recently amid growing criticism against the Corbyn-led faction of the Labour Party.

Some of the others seen as frontrunners for a leadership contest include Labour's shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer and Birmingham MP Jess Phillips while the hard Left ‘Corbyn core’ wing of the party backs Salford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey.

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