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Byrne’s Brum bid: what the papers say

Byrne’s Brum bid: what the papers say

🕔29.Mar 2012
  • The Birmingham Mail is worth reading on Friday morning – Jon Walker has a sit-down interview with Liam Byrne in which the shadow Work and Pensions Secretary explains why he wants to be Brum’s mayor. There’s a teaser piece online here and the full piece will no doubt be online at some point, but I for one will be in the newsagents first thing!
  • The Independent dwells on the impications for Ed Milliband’s senior team, saying:

The departure of Mr Byrne, currently Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary would surprise many Labour MPs and would disappoint fellow Blairites, some of whom are unhappy with the party’s direction under Ed Miliband.

  • The Guardian weighs up Byrne’s chances against Labour rivals:

The Labour vote will take place in May, and Byrne’s opponents will argue that he may not have given himself enough time to mount a campaign capable of defeating rivals who have been working for nearly a year to garner support. He will remain in the shadow cabinet in the interim.

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