Worst Labour leader ever’s excuses vanishing like rats down a drain as LibDems hammer Tories in parliamentary by-election
Keir Starmer’s excuses for his disastrous leadership are disappearing like rats down a drain, after yet another by-election catastrophe in Chesham and Amersham last night – this time with Labour losing its deposit and receiving its lowest by-election vote-share in history.
Labour managed just 1.6% of the vote – comfortably beating its previous worst-ever result from Newbury in 1993:
Even worse for Starmer, the election was won by the LibDems – making a mockery of his excuse that Labour is doing so appallingly because of a Tory ‘vaccine bounce’. The orange non-entities gained thirty points, taking almost twenty from the Tories and more than 11 from Labour.
And Starmer can’t blame Corbyn or claim he’s suffering from a 2019 hangover, either. Corbyn’s 2017 result was 20.6%, almost thirteen times higher than last night – and even in 2019, Labour received a 12.9% share – eight times higher.
Starmer has no excuses left. He is the worst Labour leader ever and his faction’s rewriting of history just collapsed on top of him.
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