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Nearly 70% of Labour Party members want to see Andy Burnham as leader, says poll

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Nearly seven out of ten Labour members think Andy Burnham would be a better leader of the party than Sir Keir Starmer.

A YouGov poll for Sky News reveals 69% of Labour members would prefer the Manchester mayor to Sir Keir.


The high vote comes despite Mr Burnham not being an MP – therefore excluding him from running for the leadership.

Four in ten members want Sir Keir to stand down if his party loses the crucial Batley and Spen by election.

Labour holds the seat by 3,525 votes – but it’s a tenuous hold.

The party is braced for defeat – possibly marking the start of a coup against Sir Keir.

The poll of 871 members was taken over the last week.






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