Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Andy Burnham booed at the Labour leadership hustings

I was very surprised to see on the Daily Politics programme Andy Burnham booed at the Labour leadership hustings.

It is always difficult to gauge the mood in a room just from a video but it did not look good.

It looked similar to when Ed Miliband denied Labour spent too much at one of the election question and answer sessions and the audience jeered.

It may have been the moment when Andy Burnham lost the leadership election (no-one expects a leadership candidate of a party to be respected by all sections of that party, but one does expect a potential leader to have sufficient gravitas and authority so that party members refrain from booing).

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