Polly Toynbee’s interesting analysis of the Labour leadership contest (Journal, 28 January) omitted to explore one critical facet: which candidate would the Tories least like to succeed? Given that they seem already to be vehemently attacking Keir Starmer, shouldn’t Labour party members conclude that he is the candidate to support?
Labour, House of Lords
• Polly Toynbee says: “Only true Corbyn candidates were rewarded with volunteers and resources” in the general election. In fact, among the half a dozen or more Greater London constituencies to which resources and/or volunteers were directed, at least two had candidates who could not be described as “true Corbyn”: Putney, and Dagenham and Rainham.
Putney Labour party
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