Jess Phillips’s candidacy exposes a problem for Labour’s next leader

Labour MPs have become accustomed to being able to freelance politically. The return to normality will be trickier than many suppose. 

In 1987, the Shadow Communications Agency – the organisation founded by Philip Gould of volunteers working in press and communications, whose members helped change the Labour Party’s image – was tasked with focus grouping the shadow Treasury team. These were the key figures whose role was to make the party more credible on the economy. They liked the shadow chancellor John Smith, finding him reassuring and competent: the image of a bank manager. They found the shadow chief...
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