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Labour is losing its community roots, MP claims

Review concerns: Lisa Nandy
Review concerns: Lisa Nandy

By Richard Wheeler

Voters do not believe those at the top of Labour have "skin in the game" and doubt they are rooted in their communities, according to an MP.

Lisa Nandy, tipped as a possible successor to Jeremy Corbyn, said the phrase "Labour's not for us any more" kept coming up in conversations on the doorstep, as she tries to understand the party's heavy election defeat.

Ms Nandy also said a review set up by Labour Together was adopting the "wrong" approach, as it risked not listening to people such as an ex-miner she had spoken to in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, where the party lost.

Former leader Ed Miliband is among those who are involved in the review.

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