Shipley Labour has announced it has nominated Shadow
Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Miliband for leader of the Labour
party members met in Bingley to hear statements from representatives of Ed Miliband
and Shadow Children’s Secretary, Ed Balls and all the candidates responded to
questions put to them in advance by party members, which were read out at the
The nomination adds further momentum to Ed Miliband’s
campaign to overtake his older brother, Shadow Foreign Secretary, David
Miliband as favourite to become leader of the Labour party.
to Ed’s campaign to become leader is a promise to implement a Living Wage for
all public sector workers. A Living Wage takes into account living costs for
the area and is generally higher than the Minimum Wage.
of Shipley Labour, Councillor Vanda Greenwood said ‘Ed’s emphasis on the
importance of a Living Wage for workers is something that matters to a lot of
our members, and it was good to see all candidates supporting that policy’.
people were concerned when last year the Yorkshire Post reported that local MP,
Philip Davies wanted to scrap the Minimum Wage. Shipley Labour is sending out a
strong signal by nominating a candidate who has put a Living Wage at the top of
other candidates for the Labour leadership are Shadow Education Secretary, Ed
Balls who is backed by Bradford West MP Marsha Singh, Shadow Health Secretary
Andy Burnham who is backed by Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe and Diane
You can read the answers and statements provided by the candidates by clicking the relevant links below. Sadly we didn't receive a copy of Ed Balls' responses as they were read out on the night by his representative, however we would like to stress he did make the effort to provide responses and our thanks go to all candidates and representatives for their responses.
Andy Burnham statement: click here
David Miliband answers: click here
Diane Abbott answers: click here
Ed Miliband answers: click here