Jeremy Corbyn won’t be Labour candidate at next election, says Starmer

Jeremy Corbyn will not be a Labour candidate at the next general election, party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Mr Corbyn was suspended from being a Labour MP and sits as an independent because of a row over antisemitism.

The former Labour leader had hoped to be readmitted so he could stand for re-election as a Labour candidate.

But Sir Keir said the party had changed under his leadership and “we are not going back”, adding that if others did not back him they could leave.

Mr Corbyn has previously declined to comment on speculation he might stand against Labour as an independent candidate in his Islington North constituency. He again did not comment as he left his house and he is not expected to make a statement.

Now his successor has said categorically that Mr Corbyn won’t even be able to stand as a Labour candidate next time round – a mark, Sir Keir says, of how much the party has changed under his leadership.

A big question now is whether Mr Corbyn will stand as an independent in the constituency he’s held for decades.


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