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Labour 19 announced

Labour shadow cabinet


Ed Miliband is expected to appoint either Yvette Cooper or Ed Balls as Shadow Chancellor.

Cooper with the most votes is in a strong position.Regretably, Diane Abbott MP who campaigned for the Labour leadership with an endorsement from David Miliband didn’t make the grade.

Other MPs who were not elected to the shadow cabinet include Peter Hain, Ben Bradshaw and Shaun Woodward.

One Black MP Sadiq Khan and eight women including Meg Hiller and Eagle sisters Angela and Maria were elected.

Ed Miliband is likely to appoint specific positions for the nineteen MPs over the weekend.

By Richard Sudan

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  1. This is a copy of a message I sent to the Labour Party this morning Friday 8 October 2010.

    The situation around British Politics just gets interesting by the day. Diane Abbott once said on television that the situation around race in this country has changed for the better. I begged to differ at the time, and I like to believe her views on this subject has since changed.

    Diane chose to stand for the leadership of her party, but, the shoddy treatment of her througout that campaign showed that Britain as a country has not changed that much. The racism is very subtle now and Diane’s treatment from the start to the finish showed why racism was on the increase under New Labour.

    I have given up waiting for the day when non-whites would be part of the decision making in this country, and when they will have a fair slice of that pie on the economic front.

    The nineteen MPs chosen for the Shadow Cabinet posts under Ed Milliband shows that Labour as a party has no intent on improving on their dismal record on racial matters under the New Labour government.

    The last minute surge in support for Diane Abbott – including an endorsement from David Milliband who I believe might have noticed the embarrassingly huge disparity regarding race within Labour Party in modern times – deceived those who wanted to be deceived. You only have to look at the results to see the reality of hidden racism within Labour.

    I hope the next general election is fought on a racial front. Labour will definitely not have a chance against David Cameron’s Conservative Party. This would leave those who should know better, regretting not using a very good opportunity to promote Britain as she is today even if it means they might incur a loss, licking their wounds in regret at a missed opportunity.

  2. “The last minute surge in support for Diane Abbott – including an endorsement from David Milliband who I believe might have noticed the embarrassingly huge disparity regarding race within Labour Party in modern times – deceived those who wanted to be deceived”.

    And that is the point, it was DAVID Miliband who allowed Diane to play a part in the contest in the first place. His brother had no interest in her. I am sure that had David Miliband been leader he would have once again asked his supporters in the Parliamentary Labour Party to vote Diane onto the Shadow Cabinet. What has Ed Miliband got to say about BME equality?

  3. Karen,

    “What has Ed Miliband got to say about BME equality?”

    I would love to know, but, I wouldn’t expect much. I attended an event hosted by Sadiq Khan at the House of Commons on 9th July 2009 in which the Theme of the Event was: ‘Representing You Better’. I would like to hear Sadiq’s view on all of this.

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