Last night Andy Burnham told the LBC hustings that he would serve in Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet:
“I would. I would serve the Labour Party at any level that it asked me to serve the Labour Party.”
Iain Dale pushed the ‘frontrunner’ on this:
ID: Any particular job you’d like in a Corbyn Shadow Cabinet?
AB: I would always put the Labour Party…
AB: I think it’s really important that coming from this, the Labour Party unites. That’s the most important thing and we have a clear sense of direction going forward.
Pretty clear he’s thinking about Shadow Cabinet roles…
Which is odd, given that last week he told the lobby lunch that he was not giving any thought to other jobs and he was only in the race to win it.
He could not have been clearer, he was not even thinking about any Shadow Cabinet, bar his own:
“No funnily enough, I’m not thinking about any other job.
I’m confident I’ve put forward the right change for the Labour Party to mean I will be the next leader of the Labour Party.
I’m not thinking about other jobs.
I’m very focussed on what I’m doing, why I am standing as I say, this party that I love, that I’ve given my life to is, I think, in quite a dangerous position right now. It is out of touch with millions of people around the country. It does need to make some serious changes if it is to win back their trust.
I am purely focussed on that, I’m not giving a thought to anything else.
I’m expecting to be leader and I want to make those changes to the Labour Party from day one.”
Another Andy flip flop…