The rapid rise of Laura Pidcock – the Labour MP tipped as a possible successor to Corbyn

The 30-year-old newcomer loathes “the exoticisation of the working class” in politics. “I don’t want to be part of romanticising it, she says.

As we walk through Consett, a former steel town in North West Durham, Laura Pidcock laughs loudly about her new London life. Since she was elected last year, the Labour MP stays near Westminster during the week, dodging colleagues at the local Tesco. “I don’t want them to see me buying my Super Noodles!” she wails.

Though dressed all in black from her blazer to her backpack, she catches the attention of passersby – “we’re right behind you, Laura!” – and is happier...
source: New Statesman

2018-02-13 11:08
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