- Oct 28, 2007
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- Political Leaning
Mandelson fears Labour U-turn 'electoral cul-de-sac'
Ed Miliband Ed Miliband has said he would move beyond New Labour's "comfort zone"
Labour would be left in an "electoral cul-de-sac" if its next leader tried to create a pre-New Labour party, Lord Mandelson has warned.
Speaking to the Times in the week that voting begins for a new leader, he appeared to be criticising Ed Miliband.
Mr Miliband has said he can take the party beyond what he has called the "New Labour comfort zone". BBC Link
What next for Labour?
If you are a traditional Labour voter - where do you stand on the next leader and the direction of the Labour Party?
Personally I consider myself a floating voter, I voted Tory in the last election as I wanted the deficit dealt with as a matter of urgency and I didn't hear or read that Labour were going to prioritise it. In the 80's I liked Michael Foot for his principles and beliefs but I didn't vote for him as Labour Leader - I didn't agree his position on the direction of the country at the time.
Of the potential leaders standing - I'd go with David Milliband rather than Ed and I don't think Dianne Abbot is a serious contender beyond London.