My impression of Yvette Cooper is from what I know of her over a long period of time.
She has shown over many years that she supports us in Elmet and Rothwell. She’s regularly campaigned with us – year in, year out.
I’ve known Yvette a long time, but that’s not a good enough reason to vote for her.
I remember with gratitude Yvette encouraging me to speak at Labour Party conference some years ago, which really gave me the boost I needed.
I remember first hearing about Yvette after her selection in our neighbouring constituency, the then Pontefract and Castleford constituency and hearing how she’d wowed the members there and outflanked the great local candidate.
I remember Yvette was here in May to help us win the constituency (we didn’t) and help get me re-elected as a councillor after Labour’s defeat the year before (We won!) Andy Burnham has also put his money where his mouth is and worked with us here.
I’m voting for Yvette as my first preference though because I feel I can trust her to be at the helm of the party and also at the helm of the country.
I feel I could trust her to unite the party and that the economy would be in a safe, capable and caring pair of hands.
She’s a proper Labour lass who cares passionately about those in our country who need the Labour Party to win for them and be in a position to make a real difference.
The five year olds of today need us to vote for Yvette so they don’t languish under a continuous Tory government.
She is capable of being Prime Minister and she actually wants the job. She knew she was applying for the job of being future PM when she entered the contest. I’m also voting for Yvette because she is cautious, I see that as a positive.
Because she’s the best candidate I’m excited at the prospect of our first woman leader and Labour’s first female Prime Minister. Labour should not be run in this day and age by two white men, not when we have Yvette who outperforms them all!