Monthly Archives: October 2014

Team Labour, not just Team Ed: Part 3 – Umunna & Hunt

In my previous two articles, I have highlighted the need for a shift in Labour’s strategy for electoral victory, lightening the load on Mr-substance-not-style-Miliband, and elevating the roles of Shadow Health and Home Secretaries Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper to appeal more to voters and gain wider support for a Labour government in May next […]

Team Labour, not just Team Ed: Part 2 – Cooper

I’ve already made clear that Labour cannot be a one-man team when it comes to their bid for power in 2015, and Miliband must delegate and share responsibilities and campaign appearances with his Shadow Cabinet, in particular Andy Burnham with regards to the NHS. Somebody I haven’t yet mentioned is Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander. […]

Team Labour, not just Team Ed: Part 1 – Burnham

Ed Miliband’s opinion polls remain painstakingly low. From bacon sandwich eating, to speech forgetfulness, the press are circling him like vultures waiting for his media wounds to prove fatal. However, election campaigns are not won by party leaders alone. Labour have at their disposal a highly talented frontbench, which boasts a strong blend of governmental […]