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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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”


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