Labour Leadership Row Spills Into Commons

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Today’s Opposition Day debate about A&E services will not feature the two faces of Labour’s health team – Andy  Burnham and Liz Kendall.

Instead it will be topped and tailed by two non entities – Jamie Reed and Andrew Gwynne.

So where are the leadership contenders?

Well Guido hears there was a right old ding dong this morning about Burnham getting too much airtime, banging on about health in the Commons all the time. As such the Labour whips sent both Kendall and her boss to the naughty step and neither will be leading the speaking today, despite their names clearly being at the top of billing. It’s war…

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Quote of the Day

No prizes for guessing who Andrea Leadsom is talking about:

“As you said last week, Mr Speaker, we have a responsibility to safeguard the rights of this House and as Leader of the House I seek to do exactly that, treating all members of parliament with courtesy and respect. I hope and expect all Honourable and Right Honourable members to do likewise.”


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