Who will replace Corby as Britain's Labor leader?

Who will replace Corby as Britain's Labor leader?

After suffering two defeats in his bid to become the Prime Minister of Britain, opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that he will not lead the party in the next election.

Here candidates are currently tipped to replace him.

Kir starrer

The narrow favorite in the race would represent a shift towards the center-ground for the party, following the veteran socialist Corbin's move to the left.

Starr, a former director of public prosecutions in England and Wales, became an MP in 2015 and served as shadow Brexit minister for three years, using his legal expertise to hold the government responsible for his plans.

He is popular among his party's anti-Brexit and centrist factions, but is less well-liked among the new members who draw the party from Corbyn's radicalism.

The 57-year-old will face a highly ideological battle to win over enough members.

Rebecca Long-Bailey

Starr's biggest threat is 40-year-old Rebecca Long-Bailey, a Corbin loyalist who has long been seen as her natural successor.

The daughter of a Doktor from Manchester, north-west England, Long-Bailey has the credentials of winning unaffected voters in the party's traditional working-class hearts while maintaining the support of Corbyn's supporters.

"Professor Steven University of Nottingham" Fielding told AFP.

Long-Bailey has also deputed for Corbyn on questions of the Prime Minister weekly in Parliament.

But looking at the veteran leftist's waning star, it is unclear how much influence they will have on the process.

Much can depend on whether the trade unions have led the party to decide whether they want such a crushing defeat to move the Center to defeat the Tories.

Angela Rainer

The battling 39-year-old described himself as part of Labour's "soft-left" wing after being elected to Corbyn's top team in 2015.

The story of her back has won fans: She left school at 16 years pregnant and without qualifications, but did her job to become a senior trade union officer.

"People underestimated me," Rainer told the Guardian in 2012. "I am a very beautiful woman, have a lot of red hair, and I hope everyone thinks me stupid when I go to a meeting for the first time."

Emily Thornberry

For two years Corbyn's foreign affairs spokesman, the former MP, has previously raised controversy, but has been a vocal proponent of stopping Brexit, a party that could be a popular choice among the party's ain remain majority.

The 59-year-old Thornberry first appeared in 2014 after tweeting a picture of a house in a Labor-class constituency adorned with three flags of England.

The party's leader, Ed Miliband, then said that the tweet made in an apparent joke showed a "lack of respect", and the incident from which he resigned could still be a hindrance to his efforts in support of his work.

Jess Phillips

The 38-year-old was elected to parliament in 2015 after working with refugees and victims of domestic violence.

She soon became one of his most recognizable voices, delivering passionate and energetic performances in her distinctive West Midlands accent.

He is no friend of Corbin, once joking he will "stab her in the front", and will be an outsider to replace her.

But he is a canny media operator, one of the party's most visible MPs on Twitter and earning a glowing profile in newspapers from across the political spectrum.

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