MP will ‘update supporters’ this afternoon
Rumours are building that Jess Phillips is about to drop out of the race to become Labour’s next leader, following a disastrous start to her campaign and a hustings performance in Liverpool that Phillips herself admitted was ‘awful’, after she did not appear at the GMB union’s leadership hustings today.
According to the BBC, Ms Phillips is expected to update her supporters this afternoon:
Jess Phillips’ parliamentary office was not answering calls this afternoon. Her constituency office responded ‘No comment on that’ when asked if the rumours had substance.
After her ‘awful’ performance in Liverpool, Jess Phillips said in the Guardian ‘I said that I was the bold choice and only bold can beat Boris Johnson’. Is she about to boldly step down?
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