Nigerian-British politician, Chuka Umunna has announced he will run for the leadership of Britain’s opposition Labour Party after it suffered a heavy defeat in a national election last week.
Umunna, the son of a Nigerian immigrant, is a former lawyer and was first elected to parliament in 2010.
Making his declaration in a Facebook video, Umunna said rebuilding Labour was not a 10-year job.
“I am pleased today to be announcing that I will be standing for the leadership of the party,” Umunna, 37, said.
“Some have actually suggested over the last few days that somehow this is now a 10 year project to get the Labour Party back into office … I think the Labour Party can do it in five years, I want to lead that effort.”