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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Why did Chuka Umunna withdraw from the Labour Party leadership contest?

Chuka Umunna quits Labour leadership contest

Chuka Umunna  declares leadership bid.

Without commenting on the house in Ibizia, the alleged off shore bank accounts in Jersey or the allegations and rumours of previous personal activiteis, it is rather odd that a person declaring his candidacy for the leadership of the Labour Party, withdraws from the contest only some 72 hours later. Chuka Umunna stands down from the Labour party leadership contest, stating that the pressure of media intrusion was too much. I do no believe that for one minute and there is certainly more to the story than meets the eye. Personally, I am not sorry to see him withdraw as he would have been a disastrous choice for the party, the people in the country and the UK , being too closely associated with the Blairite right.