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UK Labour's Long-Bailey launches leadership bid with call for 'new professionalism'

Reuters Friday, 17 January 2020
Britain's Labour Party needs to do more to promote aspiration and look more like a government-in-waiting, the party's business spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey, said when she formally launched her leadership campaign on Friday.
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