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Harriet Harman says Labor’s next leader should be a woman Harriet Harman

Written by Javed Iqbal

Harriet Harman has said Labor’s next leader should be a woman, adding that it was “directly embarrassing” that the party had never had a woman at the helm.

Veterans Labor The MP also spoke of the grief of losing her husband, Jack Dromey, “out of the blue” when he died in January.

Harman, a Camberwell and Peckham MP who plans to step down after the next general election, told GB News: “As and when we have a leadership choice in the distant future, it must be a woman next. All the time, because it is just downright embarrassing that the Conservatives have had two and we have not even had a female leader in opposition, let alone a female Prime Minister.

“I think it’s partly because women in Labor are more subversive than women in the Conservative Party. “Women in the Conservative Party tend to work with men without challenging them the way we do.”

Asked how she fared after her husband’s death, Harman said: “I’m not quite sure what the answer to that question is, because it’s only six months since he died, and he died all of a sudden, out of it. blue.

“I feel like widowhood is something that happens to most women who are married or have a partner. But there is a real mystery to me as to… how do you get on in your life?”

Father of three and Labor MP Dromey died suddenly from heart failure in his apartment in his constituency of Birmingham Erdington six months ago. The couple married in 1982.

Harman said: “I have children, I have grandchildren, I have my constituents, so in a way I have no choice but to do what they describe as ‘crack on’. I’m like to keep going … I know that’s what Jack wanted me to do. “

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