Saturday 25 January 2020


Wes Streeting

Labour moderate Wes Streeting has told LBC's Andrew Castle that Richard Burgon and Dawn Butler should be ejected from the deputy leadership contest.  Referring to their refusal to sign a pledge to stamp out anti-Semitism, the Ilford North MP told Castle:  "Both Richard Burgon and Dawn Butler - ironically, the shadow's equalities secretary - they haven't signed those pledges and I think that's just absolutely appalling.  It should just rule them out of the race altogether as it says we know best and we're still not listening".  All leadership candidates in both contests have signed the pledge, with the exception of Burgon and Butler.