Words matter. These are the best Liz Kendall Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Can you imagine the Mail on Sunday asking the weight of the prime minister, George Osborne or any other leading politician? I just think it’s unbelievable that in the 21st century women still get asked such very, very different questions from men.
We are a party that believes in dignity and respect for one another. We can’t say that is what we want in the country if we don’t behave like that ourselves.
Too often people are being left without the tools they need to get themselves back into work.
I speak to more people across different walks of life, I would bet than most people.
Labour grew out of popular movements of mutualism and self-help.
I wish I’d known what type of learner I was as a child – I could have done better.
I love ‘Flight of the Conchords’ and ‘the Mighty Boosh.’
Europe has massive challenges in completing the single market, the free movement of labour or benefits.
When Labour loses we do one of three things. We decide we didn’t win because we weren’t leftwing enough: fantasy. We decide we can avoid the really tough decisions because they are too uncomfortable: a fudge. Or we decide that winning is too important.
Friendly societies, educational associations and trade unions gave working people the power to shape their own lives.
I love an Omega. I think they’re great watches.
Parties always win when they set out a positive and optimistic and confident vision for the future, when they have a broad appeal.
Oh, I could never leave the Labour party. I could no longer leave the Labour party than leave my own family.
Unity is vital for any party to win.
I don’t want anyone being put off going into politics because they fear their personal life, family and relatives will be spread all over the media.
When people say, ‘You don’t have a family’ it makes my blood boil. I thought, ‘Yes I do, I have my dad, my mum, my brothers and nieces.’
I will be fighting for what I believe in till the very end.
There’s nothing progressive about spending more on servicing your debt than on educating your children.
I am not going to be the sort of politician who does all that stuff about their private life.
Those who pursue the ideology of Isil are not children – they are responsible for their own actions, driven by their own ideology.
I’ve seen phenomenal work in Leicester where people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease use telecare to measure their own oxygen levels, and if they need to change their meds they get a phonecall from a nurse who has seen the results of their readings.
We can’t turn back and be the unelectable party of protest.
I always wanted to be a dancer. I danced for maybe 16 years. So I would have loved to have been a dancer in the past.
David Cameron should be focusing on what is in Britain’s national interest and our place in the world, not on internal party politics.
Doing stand-up in front of arenas or clubs is something else; it’s not a talent I have.
Securing dignity for everyone in old age means transforming support for families who look after their elderly and disabled loved ones, and fully joining up the NHS and social care – not setting local services in aspic.
Winning is not selling your soul. Winning is not betrayal. Winning is the means of applying your principles.
Look I’m in favour of free movement of labour but not free movement of benefits; people who come here should come to work and that is extremely important that that is dealt with.
My parents are like many across Britain. Neither on the breadline, nor loaded, they were determined to give their daughter all that any of us can ask from our parents: love, security, ambition and hope.
My goal is to get power out of Westminster and into the hands of the people it affects. That means sharing power with those who have none and using national and local government to help people to help themselves and one another.
Nobody wants to think about what they’ll be like when they’re incredibly old.
We must stop being a party that allows briefings against colleagues.
Effective stewardship of the public finances has to be at the heart of everything we do.
Being leader is a tough gig.
Making sure there are good jobs that pay a decent wage in every part of the country means backing hi-tech companies, modern manufacturing, Britain’s scientists and creative industries – not spending billions of pounds reopening coal mines or renationalising huge swaths of the economy.
I like listening to Ken Clarke. He has had guts in taking his own party on on Europe – and I am a massive pro-European – and I think he stuck with what he believed in through thick and thin even when many have opposed him.
I want to stand up for Britain’s national interests.
I want every Labour Council to lead a revolution in opening horizons for pupils and making better educational chances everyone’s business.
I am a person who loves and wants to be loved.
Life doesn’t have to be the way it is. We can change it. That’s why I’m in politics.
You fall in love with your constituency, you really do.
Labour was formed to be the voice of community organisers, civic leaders and workplace activists, whose fight against poverty and injustice involved organising for their values, their principles and their loved ones.
Services should revolve around those who use them and be fit for the future, not stuck in the past.
Can you imagine if it was like that: everything you’re doing as you grow up you’re wondering, ‘What is that going to mean if I ever end up being a politician?’ You wouldn’t have anybody except ruthlessly ambitious automatons going into politics.
Instead of promoting inherited wealth for the few, I want to tackle inherited disadvantage for the many.
It’s very precious to me and really important I have that space that’s personal and just to me.
As you get older, of course you want to be settled, but life changes and it doesn’t work out. Who knows what will happen?
People are forged in the fire of their first political experience.
I don’t think it’s principled to give up on electoral victory to make ourselves feel good.
We definitely need more women in politics. We don’t want women in their late teens or early twenties who are interested in politics to think they would never go into it.
You can’t sort out crime unless locals have a good relationship with the police. You can’t tackle health challenges unless people have an active role in their own health.
Making sure children from all backgrounds learn about opportunities that are usually available to a few, is an inspiring vision of what our schools can be. That means ensuring there is strong leadership and great teachers, particularly in the most deprived areas.
I well remember the pride that my parents felt when my brother and I went up to Cambridge, but I also know many friends that I grew up with – brilliant, funny, acutely intelligent girls – who never fulfilled their potential.
I believe you need to have a serious and credible shadow cabinet with people who are prepared to take on the very difficult issues we face as a party, as well as inspiring our supporters with a clear vision for the future.
As a shadow minister I’ve been working with the Treasury team for years and they’ve been clear we couldn’t make unfunded commitments.
I am a strong champion of personal health and social care budgets.
I’m proud to be feminist.
I’m not a Blairite candidate, I’m my own candidate.
Leadership means saying what you believe.
I have got a vintage Omega 1949 watch I love… It was a present that I got for my birthday.