"This reluctance to provide any real response shows an astonishing level of disrespect and contempt for the public."
"Richard is keen to develop organising & campaigning & engaging active Labour members in these campaigns. This will be key to connecting to the heartlands we have lost & the non voters who have become so disheartened by politics."
"Believe me, the path of despair is also the path to defeat. My plan – based on aspirational socialism, a Green Industrial Revolution, empowering our movement and a democratic revolution – is our path back to power." - Rebecca Long Bailey.
As Rebecca Long Bailey says, “We have a mountain to climb & the crises we face are stark. But we have our socialist vision, a path to victory & most importantly, we have each other.”
"Labour can’t return to the politics of printing “immigration controls” on a mug to appease the tabloids & the far-right. Labour should continue to call time on racism." - Nadia Jama.
"The Palestinian people have an inalienable right to self-determination which must be realised in practice, including their right to an independent state of Palestine." - Jeremy Corbyn.
"Climate breakdown will increasingly define our politics as impacts like wildfires, hurricanes and drought grow worse at home and abroad. Rebecca Long-Bailey is best placed to translate Labour’s proposition of a Green New Deal into the election winning common sense solution to these climate impacts. That’s why she’s the person to lead Labour into the 2020s. "
"Rebecca’s record on austerity speaks for itself. From entering parliament in 2015 she opposed the Tory Welfare Bill on both second and third readings. That takes guts. She knows that we must remain an anti-austerity party because we have 14,000,000 people in their country barely surviving."
"Many imagine a politician as being completely removed from popular culture, self-interested and contemptuous of the electorate, Long-Bailey however comes across as a normal person who is fighting for her class rather than as member of the privileged elite who is out to protect their own interests. "
"We can’t wait five years for a chance to transform people’s lives. We must begin organising in our communities now." - Rebecca Long Bailey,
"We must defend the radicalism in Labour’s policies which have developed in recent years. Newham’s community wealthy building shows how Labour in local government can play its part in defending the policy agenda Labour needs to maintain, to resisting the new Tory majority in Westminster from the front line." - Daniel Blaney
"We must not fail those children waiting in Calais and the Greek Islands in the hope that they will be able to reach their families legally and safely." - Diane Abbott MP.
There is only one choice for the left in the Labour leadership race, argues our editor Matt Willgress.
"Wherever we are in power, we have a responsibility to start undoing the disastrous legacy of privatisation." - Sakina Sheikh
"The Tories did not win votes from people in northern towns by saying they would be exposed to ever-fiercer international competition." - Paula Barker MP
"The Left has to be rooted in class politics and it needs to be well organised in the communities we seek to represent." - Laura Smith.
"There is no social justice on a dying planet. There is also no way to tackle climate catastrophe without changing the inequalities at the heart of our economy, and without redistributing power from those at the top to the rest of us." - Olivia Blake MP.
"We must oppose all attempts to drive us to war in Iran. We will argue for peace in the Middle East. And we will continue to fight for political leadership which wants peace, which finds money for health and investment and not for war." - Diane Abbott MP.
"The task now in the current Labour leadership contests is to ensure that the eventual winners are committed to the employment rights reform proposals of 2017 and 2019." - Adrian Weir
"With Trump in the White House and Johnson in No 10 fighting poverty, racism and war must be our priorities today. Whatever the setbacks, as individuals and as a movement we cannot - and will not - retreat from those duties." - Richard Burgon.
Our editor looks at the challenges for the year ahead.
"The choice of leader & deputy now is as important as any other election. We must keep our transformative polices, community organising & grass roots movement, while learning & improving."
"Working people in London will need a Labour administration more than ever & we need that administration to be ambitious & active in delivering Labour policy wherever we can." - Murad Qureshi.
"Removing what she perfectly describes as the 'gentleman’s club of politics' will just be the first step in handing back power from the interests of billionaires to the working people of Britain."