Shadow equalities secretary Dawn Butler to fight for the place of the Labour Deputy leader

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Dawn Butler, Labour’s shadow women and equalities secretary, has announced she will stand to be the party’s deputy leader following Tom Watson’s resignation. Butler is the first to be officially assigned as a candidate for this post. She broke the news in an interview with Naomi Kerbel on Bloomberg TV when she was asked who she thought should step up to take Watson’s place. She responded that she sees herself in this role and takes some steps to it already. When Kerbel asked how Butler would handle potential discrimination in the role, she assured her: “I’ve got a track record of holding people to account around race and equality and justice.” Dawn Butler is a staunch LGBT+ ally and a strong advocate for the long-promised (and long-delayed) reforms to the Gender Recognition Act. Speaking on Bloomberg TV, Butler indicated how she would approach the role of deputy leader if she is successful. She said that her main goal is to form the fair society and to fully transform the country.

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