Starmer Takes £197,000 for Leadership Campaign, Claims ‘Hates Selling Himself’

Speaking to the BBC’s Coronavirus Newscast, Sir Keir confessed his hidden hatred of having to sell himself to the Labour membership during the leadership contest, saying he much prefers having to take leadership decisions as leader of the Labour Party. Labour activists might be seeing red flags with Theresa May’s face on right now…

Shy Starmer clearly managed to overcome his timidity with the help of the £175,000 he’s declared that he raised from just three donors, on top of £22,000 in freebies – which included printing (presumably of his campaign poster). Starmer’s confession of modesty will come as a shock to Labour’s 500,000 members, who during the leadership campaign each received a giant poster of Keir Starmer’s beaming face, captioned with the phrase “Integrity, authority, unity”. Not the typical move of a modest man…

 

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Rayner Erases Harman & Beckett from Labour Herstory

After yet another leadership election in which every single male candidate ranked higher than the female candidates, Labour women may have been looking on the bright side that at least things can only get better. Feminists may not, however, have been too pleased to see Angela Rayner pat herself on the back during a Zoom conference last night for being elected Labour’s “first female deputy leader”. Margaret Beckett and Harriet Harman would like a word, Ange…

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Watch in Full: Starmer’s First Interview as Labour Leader

Interview highlights include:

Labour Won’t Join Government of National Unity

Government Should Extend Brexit Deadline if Necessary

Starmer’s New “Balanced” Shadow Cabinet Will Include Blairites

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“None of the Above” Beat Keir Starmer

With less than two-thirds of the official Labour Party electorate voting it is revealing that if you drill down into the official figures for Keir Starmer’s victory, even though he won on the first round of voting, it looks a lot less impressive than you might think.

Keir Starmer won 275,780 votes, spoilt ballots and non-voters totaled 293,284 votes, 56.2% of the votes cast or 35.1% of the votes possible. The lack of enthusiasm for any of the candidates is clear, in terms of the absolute numbers “none of the above” was the winner. In comparison in the 1994 leadership election Tony Blair won 507,950 votes…

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WATCH: Starmer’s Victory Speech
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Starmer and Rayner Elected

Keir Starmer has been elected leader of the Labour Party, with more votes than Corbyn won with in 2015. A massive mandate…

Leadership:

  • Starmer – 56.2% ELECTED
  • Long-Bailey – 27.6%
  • Nandy – 16.2%

Deputy leadership:

  • First round:
    • Angela Rayner: 41.7%
    • Richard Burgon: 17.3%
    • Rosena Allin-Khan: 16.8%
    • Ian Murray: 13.3%
    • Dawn Butler: 10.9%
  • Second round:
    • Angela Rayner: 46.5% (+4.8)
    • Rosena Allin-Khan: 19.5% (+2.7)
    • Richard Burgon: 19.2% (+1.9)
    • Ian Murray: 14.3% (+1.0
  • Third round:
    • Angela Rayner: 52.6% (+6.1) ELECTED
    • Rosena Allin-Khan: 26.1% (+6.6)
    • Richard Burgon: 21.3% (+2.1)

 Turnout:

  • Members: 72.6% (401,564)
  • Registered supporters: 95.5% (13,006)
  • Affiliated supporters: 35.0% (76,161)

With just 650 registered supporters and fewer union affiliates than Lisa Nandy, Rebecca Long-Bailey sees a worse result than Owen Smith in 2016…

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