Chuka Umunna is one of the brightest political stars of the emerging generation. He is rare amongst the Labour ranks for his business experience and a natural empathy with entrepreneurs. It’s no surprise then that he’s been a regular supporter of Downtown, aligning his campaigns on business support with those of Downtown. When he was interviewed at a recent event in Liverpool by Frank McKenna, he didn’t hold back from bridging that link to a business agenda with Labour values. He’s also a politician with a love of fun and culture and music. His appearance at a school in his constituency with a friend – Hollywood superstar Will Smith – is typical of his showmanship, but his dismantling of Vince Cable’s pitiful performance over Royal Mail was a testament to his substance.