Saturday 18 June 2022 11:22 PM Sir Keir Starmer banned popular frontbencher Dr Rosena Allin-Khan from media ... trends now
Sir Keir Starmer banned a popular frontbencher and leadership contender from media appearances.
The Labour leader, who has been plagued with accusations of being too ‘boring’, signed off the ban after Dr Rosena Allin-Khan travelled to Ukraine and gave television interviews from the war zone.
Insiders said his office was furious at the Shadow Health Minister’s March visit and told her not to make broadcast appearances for weeks after.
A Labour source said: ‘Keir isn’t happy with anyone he thinks might be overshadowing him.
A Labour insider said Sir Keir Starmer's office 'went nuts' and instilled a media ban after Dr Rosena Allin-Khan travelled to Ukraine and gave television interviews from the war zone
‘When Rosena went on a visit to the Ukraine and did some interviews, his office went nuts. They banned her from doing any media work for weeks.’
Dr Allin-Khan has been cited as a contender to succeed Sir Keir in the event of a challenge, or if he steps down following Durham Constabulary’s investigation into allegations that he broke lockdown regulations.
The Tooting MP ran for the party’s deputy leadership in 2020. Soon after Russia