Due to Mr Corbyn, Sir Keir said the leadership of the party was constantly questioned by voters. As a result of Mr Corbyn and the party’s Brexit policy, former Labour heartlands in the Midlands and the north voted for Mr Johnson. After winning the leadership of the party, Sir Keir has moved to remove some of Mr Corbyn’s closest allies.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Sir Keir admitted Labour voters had turned away from the party due to Mr Corbyn.
Sir Keir said: “The topic of conversation was always what was coming up.
“Anybody who knocks on doors knows a number of things came up.
“The leadership of the Labour party was the number one reason, fair or unfair.”
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In order to change the party, Sir Keir has removed pro-Corbyn supporter Richard Burgeon (former Shadow Secretary of State for Justice) from the Shadow Cabinet.
Rebecca Long-Bailey, who ran for party leadership has also been changed to Secretary of State for Education after serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Business.
Former Shadow Lord President of the Council, Jon Trickett and former Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner were both also removed.
Diane Abbott, the former Shadow Home Secretary also stood down from the shadow cabinet while John McDonnell has indicated he will step away.
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