So Diane Abbott made it but was it on merit?

Can Diane Abbott be Leader of the Labour Party?

A guest post by Ekow Nelson

Diane Abbott

So at the eleventh hour, Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington squeaked through the nominations process and made it on to the final short list of contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party. But did she do it on merit and she is capable of being leader of the Labour Party?

These are provocative questions and especially so because Diane Abbott is black. But they are also legitimate questions given Diane Abbott’s record as a parliamentarian over some 23 years.

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