Monday 10 May 2021


Richard Burgon was the unofficial spokesperson for the left on Politics Live this afternoon and sounded the alarm bell over the forthcoming Batley and Spen by-election.  Burgon struck a conciliatory tone as he urged the leadership  to learn 'the lessons from the failures from the last week' and ensure they win that by-election.  However, he also had this warning for Starmer: "Obviously, if Labour doesn't win in Batley and Spen, then Keir will have real problems because he'd be losing again and losing again, and eventually politics takes its course".

There is currently no date for the Batley and Spen by-election.