The remarks have drawn heavy criticism.
Labour's next leader must hold onto and increase our middle class vote, reaching out to working class voters, and mobilise Labour identifiers who did not vote Labour.
Tristram Hunt was elected by just 19 per cent of his constituents.
A first look at this week's magazine.
A putative list of Labour's targets reveals the scale of the party's challenge.
Former shadow justice secretary and shadow London minister joins the race.
We now have a record 32 out LGBT MPs in the House, but all are white, only six are women and none are trans.
David Cameron's record on homelessness has been shambolic. Now, benefit cuts will make it worse.
Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery are the two leading contenders to represent the left in the contest.
Michael Dugher MP, who served as vice-chair of the party in Ed Miliband's top team, on identity politics, emotion over intellect, and "fucking up" the Scottish referendum campaign.
Labour's official pollster has said that the party's private polling had the Tories ahead since before Christmas - but others are sceptical.
We notice you have ad blocking software enabled. Support the New Statesman’s quality, independent journalism by contributing now — and this message will disappear for the next 30 days.
If we cannot support the site on advertising revenue, we will have to introduce a pay wall — meaning fewer readers will have access to our incisive analysis, comprehensive culture coverage and groundbreaking long reads.