Alastair Campbell should be allowed to rejoin Labour, says Keir Starmer: Leadership hopeful claims ex-No10 spin doctor was treated worse than party activists facing anti-Semitism allegations when he was expelled by Jeremy Corbyn’s allies
Keir Starmer has suggested Alastair Campbell should be able to rejoin LabourLeadership frontrunner says ex-No10 spin doctor had made ‘huge contribution’ Mr Cambell was ejected under Jeremy Corbyn for admitting he voted Lib Dem
Labour leadership frontrunner Sir Keir Starmer has called for former No10 spin doctor Alastair Campbell to be allowed back into the party.
Sir Keir said Mr Campbell, who was kicked out by Jeremy Corbyn’s allies after admitting he voted for the Liberal Democrats in European elections, was treated more harshly than activists facing anti-Semitism allegations.
He insisted Tony Blair’s key aide had made a ‘huge contribution’ to Labour and deserved to be brought back into the fold.
The intervention is another strong signal that Sir Keir, hot favourite to win the battle for the top job in April, wants to end the iron grip of the hard-Left on the party.
Labour leadership frontrunner Sir Keir Starmer has called for former No10 spin doctor Alastair Campbell (pictured) to be allowed back into the party
Sir Keir said Mr Campbell was treated more harshly than activists facing anti-Semitism allegations when he was kicked out by allies of Jeremy Corbyn (right)
Mr Campbell is a hate figure for many Corbynistas, having played a crucial role in taking Labour to the political centre ground and winning three general elections.
He was a prominent supporter of the People’s Vote campaign for a second EU referendum, and backed the Iraq War.