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Labour MP backs male-female job-share for leadership

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter, in Liverpool
A prominent female Labour MP has said the party should consider a man and woman holding the leadership in a job-sharing arrangement - which "absolutely" could continue into Downing Street.
Lisa Nandy told Sky News she would like to see Labour follow the example of the Greens in electing a joint male-female team at the top of the party, keeping the arrangement if it wins power.
She was speaking to Sophy Ridge on Sunday in the wake of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) backing the election of a female co-deputy leader to serve alongside Tom Watson.The NEC move has sparked speculation the likes of Emily Thornberry, Angela Rayner or Rebecca Long-Bailey could put themselves forward for the role as a precursor to an eventual bid for the top job.Referencing the NEC move, Ms Nandy said: "I don't really think this is enough."
Labour MP @lisanandy tells @RidgeOnSunday Labour should consider a man and woman holding the leadership in a job-sharing arrangement - which "absolutely" could continue into Downing Street if the party wins power.

Read more: https://t.co/DSFGpqDXKE pic.twitter.com/e9nsFkvMt7— Sky News Politics (@SkyNewsPolitics) September 23, 2018
The Wigan MP added: "I really welcome this announcement from the NEC today, I think it's absolutely essential that we have got a woman somewhere near the top of the party."But I don't think that should stop at deputy leader."I think we should have this sort of system for leader as well."I would like to see these positions open to job-sharing, a bit like the Green Party."
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