“I would say to Keir that there are now three things that he really needs to do. The first is he should launch an immediate review of why we keep losing elections, the last one that we won was in 2005 when Tony Blair was still the leader of the Labour Party.
“That review should encompass what we need to change in terms of policies and how the Labour party operates to better connect with the communities that we serve.”
Mr Milburn predicted that it would not be a spectacular night for the Labour Party.
Alex Norris, Shadow public health minister, said Labour did not expect to recover from the 2019 General Election loss within 18 months.
Speaking to The Independent, Mr Norris said: “No one thinks this process is over, no-one thought this would be done in 18 months – that would be a very unlikely situation, but we are on that road, we are listening to people and I think we are making progress from tonight and onwards.”
He added: “We are going to take our successes as we get them with humility and then we are going to own where we fall short, because we are in a long-term project of re-engaging with people.”
“Some people are performing well, others are barely visible. It’s time to bring on a new generation.”
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