UK Leadership race begins to replace Labours Miliband

first_img Comments   Share   Two others who announced they would stand were Andy Burnham, the party’s health spokesman, and Liz Kendall, also first elected in 2010.David Miliband, Britain’s former foreign secretary who lost to brother Ed Miliband in the party’s last leadership contest, has said he will not run.Nominations for leadership close in June. The new leader will be chosen through a postal ballot of party members and supporters, and announced on Sept. 12.The last Labour government was led by Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2010.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Top Stories LONDON (AP) — Four British politicians are in the race to replace Labour leader Ed Miliband, who resigned last week following the party’s election defeat.Miliband stepped down Friday after his party lost almost all of its seats in Scotland to the separatist Scottish National Party and ran well behind the winning Conservatives elsewhere.As of Thursday, candidates to replace him include ex-Cabinet minister Yvette Cooper, long seen as the party’s potential first female leader, and Chuka Umunna, a lawyer and the party’s business spokesman who was first elected to Parliament five years ago. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistcenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Quick workouts for menlast_img