27 Sep 2021

Labour conference: Starmer rocked by frontbencher’s resignation

Political Editor

Sir Keir Starmer’s attempt to unite the Labour Party behind his leadership suffered a blow this afternoon as a member of his shadow cabinet resigned, right in the middle of Labour’s party conference.

Andy McDonald, who was shadow secretary for employment rights, claimed that Labour was “more divided than ever”, while Sir Keir insisted he just wanted to focus on winning the next election.

It all rather overshadowed the conference debates on policy today.