Labour MP says MSM reports of challenge are unfounded
Labour MP Dawn Butler has denied MSM reports published this afternoon that she is planning to challenge Keir Starmer for the party’s leadership if – as even Labour itself expects – Starmer loses next week’s Batley and Spen by-election.
Ms Butler told Skwawkbox that there is no truth to the claims and no challenge is planned.
It is, however, hard to imagine Starmer remaining unchallenged by someone if he loses yet another by-election, after a worst-ever result last week made his Hartlepool loss last month look like a probable high point of his tenure, especially when he has already sacked or shuffled most of his advisers, so has few scapegoatsleft to blame.
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