CHUKA HAS CHUCKED IT; AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR BID FOR TOP LABOUR JOB DESCENDS INTO FARCE Shock as Hot Favourite Umunna Pulls out of the Race to Lead Party Claiming He Can't Handle Pressure

Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), May 16, 2015 | Go to article overview

CHUKA HAS CHUCKED IT; AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR BID FOR TOP LABOUR JOB DESCENDS INTO FARCE Shock as Hot Favourite Umunna Pulls out of the Race to Lead Party Claiming He Can't Handle Pressure


Byline: JACK BLANCHARD reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

LABOUR favourite Chuka Umunna pulled out of the leadership race yesterday - claiming he wasn't ready for the "intense scrutiny" that comes with the top job.

The Shadow Business Secretary had been tipped to succeed Ed Miliband after throwing his hat in the ring earlier this week.

But he pulled out after just 72 hours, blaming the "pressure that comes with being a candidate".

"I have not found it to be a comfortable experience," he added.

Umunna aides claimed he hadn't realised how much scrutiny he would be put under after announcing his intention to stand following Labour's election defeat.

The 36-year-old said: "One can imagine running for leader. But nothing compares to doing it and the impact on the rest of one's life.

"I had wondered whether it was all too soon for me. Most importantly, I continued to have concerns about this bid's impact on those close to me."

Sources close to Umunna said he was surprised his gran and his lawyer girlfriend Alice Sullivan were contacted by the media.

Earlier this year, Umunna spoke of his struggle to get the right balance in his life.

He said: "People do want to know about you the person and understand what makes you tick, your family background - my father was a businessman - your friends. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

CHUKA HAS CHUCKED IT; AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR BID FOR TOP LABOUR JOB DESCENDS INTO FARCE Shock as Hot Favourite Umunna Pulls out of the Race to Lead Party Claiming He Can't Handle Pressure
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.