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Elections 2021: Sir Keir Starmer insists he ‘carries the can’ for tomorrow’s Labor election results | Political news

Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to take responsibility if Labor does wrong in Thursday’s election.

the Labor The leader said he was “carrying the can” for whatever results his party had in local elections, mayor, police and crime, the Scottish and Welsh elections – as well as the byelection of Hartlepool.

Speaking during the election campaign in Birmingham on Wednesday, he said: “I take full responsibility for everything the Labor Party does, including elections, whatever it is tomorrow.

“And for me, that’s very important – it’s the same approach I took when I was Director of Public Prosecutions at the head of the Crown Prosecution Service for five years, which is when the things are going well, the chef receives applause; when they’re not doing well. , the leader wears power and takes responsibility.

Labor leader Keir Starmer during a visit to the Liberty Steel Mill in Hartlepool.  Photo date: Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Sir Keir, seen here in Hartlepool, risks losing his seat after more than 50 years

“And that’s what I will do with these elections, as I will with everything the Labor Party does.”

“I am aware, the whole party is aware, that this is only one step on the way to the next general election.

“My job is to make sure that we can move from our situation in December 2019 to a position to win the next general election. I am completely determined to do so.

The latest opinion polls suggest Labor is heading for a potentially humiliating defeat in Hartlepool, where Labor has never lost and is expected to come third behind the SNP and the Tories in Scotland.

A shock poll released this week put the Tories on a whopping 50% – 17 points ahead of Labor in a city the party has represented since 1964.

And The Guardian reports that internal data based on the poll of more than 10,000 people in the constituency suggests that only 40% of former Labor supporters pledged to vote for the party in the by-election.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-05 15:54:00