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Indian-origin British MP Lisa Nandy announces bid for Labour leadership

Lisa Nandy, the Indian-origin British MP, has launched her bid for the Labour leadership race, vowing to “bring the party home” to its traditional heartlands after it suffered it worst defeat in over 70 years in the December 2019 election, it was reported.

The Wigan MP is the fourth contender to officially declare her bid in the race, alongside Birmingham MP Jess Phillips, Shadow First Secretary of State Emily Thornberry and Shadow Minister for Sustainable Economics Clive Lewis, reports

She announced her bid on Friday in her local constituency paper – a move symbolic of her promise to change the perception of Labour as London-centric.

Nandy wrote that a future Labour government should give “power and resources” to “every town, city, region and nation in the UK”.

Source: Hindustan Times