I know there is a vital job to do in Parliament and I'm well placed to do it.
I know how Parliament works and how the Labour Party works. I topped the poll in the National Policy Forum elections not because people think I'm aligned to a faction but because they know I can do the job.
I helped write Labour's environmental policy when I was National Coordinator for SERA. That's important because this isn’t a role to learn as you go along. When we form the next socialist Government, we will need to move decisively.