Shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna withdraws from Labour party leadership contest, BBC reports.
Recall that few days ago, Chuka Umunna had earlier announced that he would run for the Labour leadership, saying he will put the party back in power in five years.
He said: “I think we can and we should be winning in seats like in Swindon, north, south, east, west – we can absolutely do it as a party.
“Some have actually suggested over the last few days that somehow this is now a 10-year project to get the Labour Party back in office. I don’t think we can have any truck with that at all, I think the Labour Party can do it in five years.
“I want to lead that effort as part of a really big Labour team, getting Labour back into office and changing this country: building a fairer, more equal society.”
He made the point that of the 80 seats targeted by Labour, two of which were in Swindon, they won just four.
Chuka Harrison Umunna is a British Labour politician who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham since 2010 and Shadow Business Secretary since 2011.
Umunna was born in London, England. His father Bennett is of the Nigerian Igbo ethnic group.