Prescott got stuck into the debate over who should replace him yesterday:
“Deputy [Labour] leaders are there … to help the connection between the Labour party and the government, and to reorganise. I’m not sure every candidate seems to have in mind that they just want to be a deputy [Labour] leader. I think probably they might well want to be the deputy prime minister, but I remind them, that is the decision of the person who becomes the prime minister.”
There’s only one candidate who has said they would be a fill-time deputy leader and decline any government portfolio.
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