Corb your enthusiasm! Starmer says Corbyn won’t be Labour candidate at next election

Corb your enthusiasm! Starmer says Corbyn won’t be Labour candidate at next election
Опубликовано: Wednesday, 15 February 2023 09:41

‘What I said about the party changing, I meant, and we are not going back,’ says current party boss.


Remember the chant “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!”? Time to change it to “No, Jeremy Corbyn!”

Corbyn, the former head of the Labour Party who now sits as an independent in the U.K. parliament, will not be a Labour candidate in the next U.K. general election, party leader Keir Starmer said Wednesday.

“Let me be very clear about that: Jeremy Corbyn will not stand for Labour at the next general election, as a Labour party candidate,” Starmer said, according to the Guardian.

“What I said about the party changing, I meant, and we are not going back,” he added.

Ex-chief Corbyn was suspended from the parliamentary party by his successor Starmer in November 2020 over his downplaying of a report by the U.K.’s Equality and Human Rights Commission into anti-Semitism within Labour. This means that while he is still a member of the Labour Party, he cannot represent it in parliament.

He now sits as an independent MP, but had expressed hopes of running as a Labour candidate in the next general election, which likely will not be before January 2025, unless Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak decides to call one earlier.

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