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‘Give him a chance’: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown backs Sir Keir Starmer as Labor leader | Political news

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown backed Sir Keir Starmer, telling Sky News Labor he had to be given a chance.

the Labor leader, who succeeded Jeremy Corbyn in 2020, has been criticized in recent days over the party’s mixed performance in the UK election.

This included losing the Hartlepool by-election to the Tories – the first time the seat has turned blue since its formation over 50 years ago.

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Sir Keir also drew the wrath of many Labor for his management of a shadow cabinet reshuffle.

Having promised to take “full responsibility” for Labor’s reverse at Hartlepool, one of his first steps was to Angela Rayner bag as a party chair.

This sparked a backlash, although Ms Rayner was later appointed shadow first secretary of state, shadow secretary of state for the future of work and shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Mr Brown, who was Labor Party leader and Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, said Sir Keir should have time.

“Starmer wants to opt for change, he wants to get the Labor Party to face all the problems this country faces and find solutions to them, and we have to give him the space, the power and the support to do these changes that are needed, ”he said.

“You can’t go back to 1997, you can’t go back to the 2019 manifesto, you have to move on.

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