Sunday 5 June 2022 12:34 PM Sadiq Khan insists he won't seek to replace Sir Keir Starmer if Labour leader ... trends now

Sunday 5 June 2022 12:34 PM Sadiq Khan insists he won't seek to replace Sir Keir Starmer if Labour leader ... trends now
Sunday 5 June 2022 12:34 PM Sadiq Khan insists he won't seek to replace Sir Keir Starmer if Labour leader ... trends now

Sunday 5 June 2022 12:34 PM Sadiq Khan insists he won't seek to replace Sir Keir Starmer if Labour leader ... trends now

London mayor Sadiq Khan today rejected suggestions he could seek to replace Sir Keir Starmer if the Labour leader is forced to quit over Beergate.

Mr Khan insisted he was 'not at all' interested in leading Labour should Sir Keir have to resign over his boozy curry in Durham last year.

Sir Keir's dramatic vow to stand down if he is fined by police for breaking Covid lockdown rules has fuelled fresh speculation about who could succeed him.

The Labour leader has taken a huge gamble on his political future by promising to go if he receieves a fixed penalty notice (FPN). 

The same pledge has also been made by Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner.

But, despite being among those touted as Sir Keir's likeliest successors, Mr Khan ruled out a future Labour leadership bid.

Asked on the BBC's Sunday Morning programme as to whether he had ambitions to lead his party, the London mayor replied: 'Not at all.'

Sadiq Khan insisted he was 'not at all' interested in leading Labour should Sir Keir Starmer have to resign over his boozy curry in Durham last year

Sadiq Khan insisted he was 'not at all' interested in leading Labour should Sir Keir Starmer have to resign over his boozy curry in Durham last year

Sir Keir's dramatic vow to stand down if he is fined by police for breaking Covid lockdown rules has fuelled fresh speculation about who could succeed him

Sir Keir's dramatic vow to stand down if he is fined by police for breaking Covid lockdown rules has fuelled fresh speculation about who could succeed him

The Labour leader was pictured sipping a beer as he shared a takeaway with colleagues at what he has repeatedly insisted was a 'work event' in Durham in April last year

The Labour leader was pictured sipping a beer as he shared a takeaway with colleagues at what he has repeatedly insisted was a 'work event' in Durham in April last year

Mr Khan also became the latest Labour figure to attempt to draw a comparison between Sir Keir's Beergate row and the Partygate scandal faced by Boris Johnson.

'It is a good compare and contrast about the integrity of Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner versus Johnson and [Rishi] Sunak,' he added.

'The public should understand that one of these characters, Boris Johnson, presided over a culture of law-breaking.

'The other guy has the integrity to say, 'You know what? If there is a fixed-penalty notice, I'll quit'.'

Durham Police are still investigating allegations of a lockdown breach in relation to Sir Keir's Friday night gathering - which was also attended by Ms Rayner - in April 2021.

The Labour leader was pictured sipping a beer as he shared a takeaway with colleagues at what he has repeatedly insisted

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