By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline
Published: 16:34 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 16:57 GMT, 1 March 2020
Rather than add another soundbite for the weary audience Dr Allin-Khan opened the taps on a full-throttle rendition of Cher's (above) If I Could Turn Back Time
She's a trained doctor, a Labour MP vying for one of the party's top jobs and now Rosena Allin-Khan can add 'accomplished Cher impersonator' to her CV.
Dr Allin-Khan found she had time to spare at the end of her pitch to be Labour's deputy leader in Durham last night.
So rather than add another soundbite for the weary audience she opened the taps on a full-throttle rendition of If I Could Turn Back Time.
To applause from the audience she hammered out the chorus of the 1989 hit. Posting a video of the performance on Twitter she said: 'At today's hustings, the moderator said I had 25 seconds to spare - so I belted out some Cher.'
Dr Allin-Khan, the Tooting MP, is unlikely to win the post, with shadow education secretary Angela Rayner the overwhelming favourite.
Labour's election for the new leader and deputy leader have been running since January and there is still more than a month until Jeremy Corbyn's replacement is announced on April.
Dr Allin-Khan, the Tooting MP, is unlikely to win the post, with shadow education secretary Angela Rayner the overwhelming favourite
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