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Starmer ally suggests he would fight for re-election as leader after Beergate fine

Keir Starmer ally suggests he might fight for re-election as leader reasonably than strolling away if he is pressured to give up over Beergate row

  • Ally of Keir Starmer suggests he might bid for re-election if fined over Beergate
  • Nick Brown says he would urge Sir Keir to hunt management once more if he has to give up
  • Durham Police probing Sir Keir and deputy Angela Rayner -who deny rule breach

Keir Starmer might fight for re-election as Labour leader if he is pressured to give up over Beergate, based on an ally.

Veteran MP Nick Brown, who served as chief whip beneath Sir Keir, mentioned he hoped his former boss shall be in cost on the subsequent common election even when he will get a fine.

Speaking on BBC Politics North over the weekend, Mr Brown steered that if he is punished by police Sir Keir might honour his vow to resign on precept, after which merely ask the get together to reinstall him in cost.

The extraordinary chance was floated as Durham Police proceed their probe into the potential lockdown breach by Sir Keir and his deputy Angela Rayner final year. 

Both have denied wrongdoing however pledged to face down if they’re handed a Fixed Penalty Notice over an indoor beer and curry with aides throughout a marketing campaign go to final year. 

Sir Keir Starmer was filmed sipping beer at a boozy curry in Durham - an event that is now being investigated by police over alleged Covid rule-breaking

Sir Keir Starmer was filmed sipping beer at a boozy curry in Durham – an occasion that’s now being investigated by police over alleged Covid rule-breaking

Veteran MP Nick Brown, who served as chief whip under Sir Keir, said he hoped his former boss will be in charge at the next general election even if he gets a fine

Veteran MP Nick Brown, who served as chief whip beneath Sir Keir, mentioned he hoped his former boss shall be in cost on the subsequent common election even when he will get a fine

Mr Brown, who retired from the entrance bench in May final year, insisted he doesn’t ‘imagine for one second’ that police will punish Sir Keir.

However, he floated the prospect that even that would not be the top of the story, 

Mr Brown mentioned: ‘I agree solely with Keir. I feel he’s achieved the fitting factor. I do know him fairly effectively…

‘I do not imagine for one second the police will discover towards him.

‘Just for the sake of the argument say they did… in the event that they did Keir would do what he mentioned he would do, would resign.

‘And I would be the primary particular person urging him to hunt re-election and to guide us into the subsequent common election.’

Sir Keir may very well be helped in a bid for survival by the truth that his major rival, Ms Rayner, has additionally been caught up within the Beergate scandal. 

Both have flatly denied that the incident was towards the principles. It happened when indoor gatherings had been banned, other than an exception for ‘work functions’.

The row was fuelled as a result of Labour initially denied that Ms Rayner was current, earlier than admitting she had been.

The astonishing U-turn deepened the Beergate row and led to renewed questions on Labour’s account of the Friday night time gathering, which it has at all times insisted was a ‘work occasion’.

Sir Keir repeatedly referred to as for Boris Johnson to fall on his sword when he was being investigated for Partygate lockdown breaches, and after he was fined by police over a birthday gathering within the Cabinet Room in June 2020.      

The extraordinary possibility emerged as Durham Police continue their probe into the potential lockdown breach by Sir Keir and his deputy Angela Rayner (pictured) last year

The extraordinary chance emerged as Durham Police proceed their probe into the potential lockdown breach by Sir Keir and his deputy Angela Rayner (pictured) final year

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