As a Corbyn loyalist Lavery is backing Long-Bailey and Burgon for the leadership and recently produced this hilarious video on his social media. He's added a comedy soundtrack to it alongside his comical delivery, but remember folks - this is not a parody, he's a serious politician!
Despite damning evidence to the contrary (the last general election result), Lavery informs us that Labour policies are "so popular with the electorate". This has been a common trait among Corbyn loyalists since the election - blame Brexit, not Corbyn, our policies are wonderful. Cloud cuckoo land. Lavery himself only clung on to his seat after a recount, having watched his 10,435 majority demolished and narrowly avoiding the same fate as his Labour colleague in neighbouring Blyth Valley. The 3,141 Brexit Party voters will undoubtedly decide his fate in four years time.
Wansbeck 2019 general election
Ian Lavery (Lab) 17,124 (42.3%) -15.0%
Jack Gebhard (Con) 16,310 (40.3%) +7.6%
Eden Webley (Brexit) 3,141 (7.8%) New
Stephen Psallidas (Lib Dem) 2,539 (6.3%) +1.6%
Steven Leyland (Green) 1,217 (3.0%) +1.3%
Michael Flynn (Christian) 178 (0.4%) New