No explanation why new Labour leader’s office lacks diversity.
The SKWAWKBOX understands that Keir Starmer’s chief of staff Morgan McSweeney led on the equalities and diversity paper presented to the shadow cabinet on Tuesday – and that no explanation was provided as to why Starmer has the least diverse LOTO office in a decade or so.
The SKWAWKBOX reported two weeks ago that the panel for the ‘diversity audit’ that Starmer announced on the anniversary of Diane Abbott’s election to Parliament was all-white and consisted entirely of ‘LOTO’ (leader of the opposition’s office) staff – while Labour’s most senior BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) employee had been ‘sidelined’.
According to party insiders, Labour’s BAME staff network is ‘furious’.
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