Mr Price was discussing the potential next Labour party leader during an LBC interview with Andrew Castle. Ms Long-Bailey and Mr Burgon have been suggested as a possible new leadership team but Mr Castle said regarding the duo “Rebecca Long-Bailey and Richard Burgon and I mean, you’ve got to be kidding me?” Mr Price argued if Long-Bailey was chosen to lead it could spell the end of the Labour Party.
Mr Castle said: “I saw a possible ticket from the Corbynite wing of the party and I thought to myself, they wouldn’t would they?
“But then I looked at Miliband and I thought they wouldn’t, would they?
“And I looked at Jeremy Corbyn, they wouldn’t would they? And this is Rebecca Long-Bailey and Richard Burgon and I mean, you’ve got to be kidding me?”
Mr Price replied: “Well, if that was the leadership team, then Labour would be finished.”
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The LBC host stated: “People will say why do you say that Andrew, why do you say that Lance Price?”
Mr Price responded: “Because they come from such a narrow section of the Labour Party, in terms of in terms of its thinking, never mind anything else and because they represent the kind of politics that has led us to being in the position that it was back in 1935.
“Worse than it ever was under Margaret Thatcher and when Michael Foot was the leader of the Labour Party, and it suggests that the party simply hasn’t listened to the message that the electorate gave them this week, last week.”
Mr Castle then asked: “Who is going to make the Labour Party electable?”