Nigerian-British Labour MP and current Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, has announced he will be running for the Labour leadership.
The Labour MP for Streatham has said he will put the party back in power in five years.
If he wins he will become Britain’s first black Leader of Opposition and every Wednesday, he will get an opportunity to ask the Prime Minister,
David Cameron, six questions during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session in Parliament.
He could also become Britain’s first black Prime Minister in 2020.
Making his declaration in a Facebook video, Mr. Umunna said rebuilding Labour was not a 10-year job but could be done in five years.
On the video, shot in the high street in Swindon, the same town the Conservatives launched their manifesto in,
He said he had travelled out of London to announce his bid because it was the kind of place the party needed to be winning.
He said: “I think we can and we should be winning in seats like in Swindon, north, south, east, west, we can absolutely do it as a party.
“Some have actually suggested over the last few days that somehow this is now a 10-year project to get the Labour Party back in office. I don’t think we can have any truck with that at all, I think the Labour Party can do it in five years.
“I want to lead that effort as part of a really big Labour team, getting Labour back into office and changing this country building a fairer more equal society.”