Yvette, Tom and Tessa are Labour's winning team
Labour in Ealing know how to win elections but nationally we need to rediscover that winning habit. In the current Labour Leadership elections and the London Mayoral candidate selection we need to choose a winning team.
I firmly believe the next Labour leader should be Yvette Cooper. Yvette has the requisite blend of experience and freshness and the ability to reach out to Tory and LibDem voters whose support we need to win again. She has ministerial experience at the highest level and is an intelligent, knowledgeable and sophisticated politician with a common touch. In the Leadership hustings she has shown all these qualities along with a down to earthiness and humour that shows she is the one to beat.
I also think it is time we had woman leader of the Labour Party and a woman as Labour Prime Minister. As a working mum with three children she connects well with all voters but especially with women and as she astutely observed - "David Cameron has a blind spot when it comes to women." Cameron will not find it easy dealing with her quick wits in Prime Minister's questions.
I will be backing Tom Watson as Deputy Leader knowing his deep roots in the Labour Party and his impressive campaigning both against the likes of Rupert Murdoch and also through social media. I've known Tom since he was the Party's Youth and Student officer when we both worked together at Walworth Rd under Neil Kinnock and he is a man who delivers.
Finally I'm supporting Tessa Jowell as Labour's candidate for London Mayor. She has rightly identified that if Labour wants to win in 2020 then we have to win the London Mayorality next year. Tessa has that winning mentality and along with Yvette and Tom will make a great Labour winning team. If you want to join me in voting for Yvette, Tom and Tessa you can sign up to be a registered Labour supporter for just £3 at www.supporters.labour.org.uk or become a full member at www.labour.org.uk