Published: 26/09/2022- 15:16
Updated: 14/02/2023- 10:38
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New Labour architect Lord Mandelson has said that that Briton's now think it's 'safe' to vote Labour again, as he advises the Labour Party to move to the centre ground in order to secure a 'decisive' victory at the next election.
Mandelson said that voters were now approaching a 30-year 'sea change' when they will decide the Conservatives 'have had their chance.
Speaking to The Telegraph Chopper's podcast, the man credited with steering New Labour to three election victories paid tribute to Sir Keir Starmer saying he was 'more national than ideological' and indicated that he'd want to stay involve in politics as he 'missed being in government every single day'.
Mandelson went on to say that he thinks Britons were now recognising they could 'safely' vote for Labour after the failed left-wing leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
Party leader Sir Keir Starmer with shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves at the end of her keynote speech during the Labour Party Conference at the ACC Liverpool. Picture date: Monday September 26, 2022.
'People are saying it's time, it's safe to give Labour their turn to take the country forward.
People need to be reminded from here to polling day that the Labour Party is a different Labour Party under Keir Starmer and that it is now safe to vote for.'
Lord Mandelson compared the Conservative Government’s tax cutting agenda with Anthony Barber’s infamous “dash for growth” Budget in 1972 “which triggered inflation, which sent the pound plummeting”.
“We lost control of the public finances, borrowing went through the roof and basically our economy ... was wrecked. Now be careful what you wish for is what I would say to Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng,” he said.
He urged the party to secured the centre-ground saying 'to win the next election...the Labour Party has to get those centre ground voters, people who see Liz Truss taking the Tories off to the right.'
'These new voters were “people who are not ideologically of the Left or ideologically of the Right, the centre ground people'.
The lesson from New Labour was “discipline, discipline, discipline. We were a very tight ship and things ran properly. We knew how to run a railway in the lead up to it and during as we entered power.
“We were always remembering where the British people are rather than where some in our party would like them to be.”