Starmer fails to help sports centre where he plays football

Starmer fails to help sports centre where he plays football
Starmer fails to help sports centre where he plays football
What an own goal, Sir Keir! Starmer fails to help sports centre where he plays football – as it seeks cash from Boris Johnson's levelling-up fund Keir Starmer condemned for ‘putting politics above people’ over sports centre Labour tried to defuse row last night saying he did not know about application But project was known to London Labour mayor Sadiq Khan who gave backing  

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The Labour Party leader has been accused of failing to help save the sports centre where he plays football because it would have used cash from Boris Johnson’s Levelling Up Fund.

Sir Keir Starmer was condemned for ‘putting politics above people’ by not backing a bid to rescue the Talacre Sports Centre in his North London constituency.

Labour tried to defuse the row last night, claiming Sir Keir had not personally known about the application. 

Arsenal fan Sir Keir spoke of the ¿real buzz¿ he felt to be back playing at the Talacre Sports Centre after Covid restrictions were eased

Arsenal fan Sir Keir spoke of the ‘real buzz’ he felt to be back playing at the Talacre Sports Centre after Covid restrictions were eased

But embarrassingly for him, the £2.8 million project was known to London Labour mayor Sadiq Khan who gave it his backing.

Earlier this year, keen footballer and Arsenal fan Sir Keir spoke of the ‘real buzz’ he felt to be back playing at the Talacre Sports Centre after Covid restrictions were eased.

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