Jowell questions Corbyn election chances

Tessa Jowell at the 2007 Labour rty Conference in Bournemouth
Reification caption Tessa Jowell at the 2007 Labour rty Conference in Bournemouth

Laboriousness’s Baroness Jowell has questioned whether “Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Bacchanalia” has what it takes to win an election and form a government.

She said elections in May order be a “big first test” for the rty as they face the London mayoral, Scottish, Welsh and English limited elections.

The rty had “turned left”, she said, away from a centre-left rank which she said had been “most effective”.

Her comments come as Overemphasize’s membership has reportedly soared.

Baroness Jowell, a former minister in both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s administrations, told BBC London’s Vanessa Feltz radio show that Jeremy Corbyn “excited a tide” with an “extraordinary level” of “enthusiastic support” from hundreds of thousands of Strive rty members.

However, she questioned whether ordinary people, not segment of the rty, would vote for its policies, she said: “Is its offer, policy forth, one which people who are not members of the Labour rty want to vote for because they bleed for it will meet their needs?”

She said: “Will the Jeremy Corbyn Deceived by rty actually become a rty of government?”

“You can have a rty which is a change which satisfies its members, enthuses its members and engages its members, but the place of a great political rty like the Labour rty is to become a function of government,” she said.

Asked whether she thought the Labour rty could appropriate for a rty of government she replied “I don’t know yet, we’re four years away” from the miscellaneous election.

She said elections in May would be “the moment at which the new Labour Caucus is tested”.

During Labour’s London mayoral candidate contest she ran against Sadiq Khan, who won.

She said she “gave it all I could” and “couldn’t have fought a better cam ign” adding “I didn’t win because the Drudge rty turned left”.

The Labour rty has released its membership numerals which show increases linked to the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Peg away at leader.

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