Despite being asked the question twice on the BBC this morning, the new Batley MP would not say answer
New Batley and Spen MP Kim Leadbeater refused to say this morning that Keir Starmer is an asset in the eyes of voters – even though the BBC presenter asked her a second time in an attempt to get an answer:
In fact, given recent polling on voters’ opinion of him, it seems highly likely that Starmer’s decision to stay out of Batley and Spen for the last couple of days of the campaign was the difference between the narrowly-scraped win – shedding 92% of Labour’s 2019 majority – and defeat. Ms Leadbeater even went so far as to keep the name of the Labour party off her leaflets.
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