Sunday, 13 September 2015

Stellar Stella: Labour Party's Rising Star - Sky News

Jon Craig writes today in Sky News :

"Tom Watson comfortably won the election for Labour deputy leader, but it was runner-up Stella Creasy who established herself as a star of the future in the party.

Just 38, Ms Creasy was the youngest of the five candidates, but beat more established ex-ministers Caroline Flint, Angela Eagle and Ben Bradshaw, all of whom served in the Blair-Brown governments. It's probably the end of the road for those three now.

Her backers included former deputy prime minister John Prescott, an endorsement that meant a lot to her, she told me.

Since becoming an MP in 2010 she has established herself as a formidable campaigner on issues such as payday loans. She has also been a high-profile victim of unpleasant abuse and harassment on Twitter.

Towards the end of the deputy leadership election contest she revealed just how unpleasant some of it had become. She has courage as well as flair."

Read the full article here

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Jeremy Corbyn is the new Leader of our party

Jeremy Corbyn is the new Labour Party leader winning outright on 1st preferences with 59.5%, and Tom Watson is the new deputy leader. Stella Creasy came second in the deputy leadership contest, gaining 26.4% against Tom Watson's  50.7% in the 3rd stage final count. See the full results of the leadership and deputy leadership voting on the Labour Party results page

Friday, 11 September 2015

Creasy remains LabourList readers’ favourite for deputy leader

According to the new LabourList poll, published after the close of voting yesterday, Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy heads the contest for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, slightly increasing her lead over Tom Watson from the poll conducted before voting started.

"This week’s survey, the last before the results are announced this weekend, saw Creasy come top in the deputy leader question with 34% of the vote. Tom Watson, widely tipped as favourite before tomorrow’s result, came second in the survey with 26%, five points ahead of Angela Eagle on 21%. Caroline Flint, who earned the second most nominations from MPs, received 12% of the vote, and Ben Bradshaw received 8%."