"A lot of the work the next leader will have to do isn’t exciting,
it won’t be front page news but it’s absolutely critical to our future
success and will take hard work and graft. Fortunately, I’ve spent my
life rising to challenges and have never been scared of a bit of
From when I was a young carer to my Mum, to when I won
Kingston by 56 votes in 1997 when it wasn’t even a target seat, to
beating the Tories in Government and more than trebling renewable
energy, I’ve never backed down from a big challenge."