Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Corbyn Tips Our MPs to Be Leaders of the Future

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Corbyn Tips Our MPs to Be Leaders of the Future

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JEREMY Corbyn says two Greater Manchester MPs tipped to take his job could 'absolutely' become leaders of the Labour Party.

Mr Corbyn, on a visit to the region, said rising stars Ashtonunder-Lyne MP Angela Rayner and Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles, could lead Labour. He said the pair were 'absolutely brilliant', adding that they both had a bright future in the party.

His comments come amid growing speculation about the future leadership of the party.

Ms Rayner, who was made shadow education secretary last summer, and Ms Long Bailey, who has just moved from her position as shadow chief secretary of the Treasury to become shadow business secretary, have both been tipped as potential successors despite only having become MPs since 2015.

He spoke to the M.E.N. as Ms Rayner - who did not rule out running for the leadership - watched on during a visit to an affordable housing project in her constituency. …

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