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New Labour leader Starmer praised by Jewish groups for ‘good start’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Sir Keir Starmer has “achieved more in four days” than Jeremy Corbyn did “in four years” on tackling anti-Semitism, Jewish community leader have said. The new Labour leader and his deputy, Angela Rayner, held a video conference with four Jewish groups earlier.Sir Keir vowed to set up an independent complaints process and asked for a report on all outstanding cases within the week. The four
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Coronavirus: Who’s in charge if a prime minister is incapacitated?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Johnson has asked Dominic Raab to deputise for him Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened and has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary". But what would happen if the prime minister were to be incapacitated?The formal rules for what should happen if such situation arises are unclear - a consequence of the
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Coronavirus: Labour MP Tony Lloyd in hospital

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption Tony Lloyd has represented various constituencies in northern England over many years Veteran Labour MP Tony Lloyd has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus.The 70-year-old member for Rochdale was "stable and responding to treatment" at Manchester Royal Infirmary, his family said.Currently shadow Northern Ireland secretary, Mr Lloyd has also represented Stretford and Central Manchester and was Greater Manchester's police and crime commissioner. New
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Labour: Ed Miliband returns to Labour shadow cabinet

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Sir Keir Starmer has appointed former Labour leader Ed Miliband to his new shadow cabinet.Mr Miliband, who led the party between 2010 and 2015, will now hold the role of shadow business secretary. Sir Keir won the contest to lead the party on Saturday, after beating Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy.He named Ms Nandy as his shadow foreign secretary on Sunday, and has now appointed
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Profile: Dominic Raab – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA The UK government says Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "still very much in charge", after he was admitted to hospital with "persistent" coronavirus symptoms. But Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is chairing meetings in his absence. So who is he?Less than three years ago, Dominic Raab wasn't even in the government.But now, as foreign secretary and first secretary of state, he is the de-facto second-in-command to Mr
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Starmer’s in-tray: Five challenges facing new Labour leader

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Even before the coronavirus emergency, the next Labour leader was facing a formidable set of challenges. Here is what is likely to be at the top of Sir Keir Starmer's in-tray.CoronavirusIn February, Sir Keir Starmer said that if he won the Labour leadership he would use the Commons to attack Boris Johnson as "a prime minister with no conviction or principles". But that was before
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Labour leadership: Sir Keir Starmer’s acceptance speech

[ad_1] New Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has spoken of the "honour" of his election to the post, and the effect of coronavirus on the UK.He said public life had “all but come to a standstill and we are missing each other”.A planned conference to announce the result was cancelled, and the three candidates to be leader of the opposition recorded a video to be released if they won
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Who is Angela Rayner? – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Angela Rayner has been elected Labour’s new deputy leader.She has been a long-standing member of Jeremy Corbyn’s cabinet, but will now hold one of the key jobs in the party. So how did she get to this point?The pledgesWhile campaigning to become the deputy leader, Ms Rayner promised to “make the case for everyday socialism rooted in people’s lives”.She said she wanted more funding for
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Labour leadership winner: Sir Keir Starmer

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Keir Starmer: What you need to know about the new Labour leaderSir Keir Starmer has been elected as the Labour Party's new leader.Widely considered as the frontrunner during the leadership race, Sir Keir was at the heart of Labour's front bench during the tumultuous years of the UK's exit from the EU.So, what else do we know about the former