Tuesday 28 September 2021


Keir Starmer's disastrous party conference continues with the resignation of frontbencher Andy McDonald.  McDonald was the only Corbynista in Starmer's Shadow Cabinet and quit on Monday in a row about the minimum wage.  He had been the Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights since Starmer took over as leader.

McDonald published his resignation letter on Twitter (see below, click to enlarge).

McDonald also discussed his resignation with Oli Dugmore of JOE (click below for video).

Shadow Scotland Secretary Ian Murray has since accused his former front bench colleague of 'planned sabotage'.  At the time of writing McDonald has not been replaced, but with only two days of the conference left Keir Starmer will probably be concentrating on his big speech.