Sir Keir Starmer faces hard-Left coup if he fails to revive Labour's fortunes

Sir Keir Starmer faces hard-Left coup if he fails to revive Labour's fortunes starting with this week's by-election Ex-Jeremy Corbyn aide Karie Murphy revealed that a 'new Left' was now mobilising and raised the prospect that it would 'take back control' of the party Ms Murphy – close ally of Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey, said: 'I hear that the big trade unions, the Left trade unions, are organising' Warnings come ahead of a week which could decide Sir Keir's fate, with the party battling to stop Tories seizing the formerly safe Labour seat of Hartlepool

By Brendan Carlin and Sam Merriman For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:28 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 22:28 BST, 1 May 2021

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Beleaguered Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer faces a hard-Left coup if he fails to revive his party's fortunes – starting with the crucial Hartlepool by-election this week.

Former Jeremy Corbyn aide Karie Murphy revealed that a 'new Left' was now mobilising and raised the prospect that it would 'take back control' of the party.

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Ms Murphy – a close ally of Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey, said: 'I have got my ear to the ground – I hear that the big trade unions, the Left trade unions, are organising.'

She also issued a thinly veiled threat that if he was not true to Mr Corbyn's socialist principles, Sir Keir would not last long as leader.

Beleaguered Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer faces a hard-Left coup if he fails to revive his party's fortunes – starting with the crucial Hartlepool by-election this week

Beleaguered Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer faces a hard-Left coup if he fails to revive his party's fortunes – starting with the crucial Hartlepool by-election this week

And she hailed 27-year-old Labour MP and Left-wing firebrand Zarah Sultana as one potential real 'socialist leader' to take the helm in the future.

The warnings come ahead of a week which could decide Sir Keir's fate, with the party battling to stop the Tories seizing the formerly safe Labour seat of Hartlepool.

Party insiders have claimed if he loses the Red Wall seat on Thursday, both the Left and Right of the party

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