British Labour leadership: Sir Keir Starmer takes lead in race to replace Corbyn

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Keir Starmer has opened up a solid lead over his rivals in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, according to the first poll of Labour members seen by Sky News.

The Shadow Brexit Secretary beats Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary and favourite of many of those around Mr Corbyn, with Jess Phillips in third place.

YouGov polled 1,059 Labour members for the Economic and Social Research Council’s Party Members Project who they’d vote for in the last 10 days of December.

Some 31% chose Sir Keir, 20% Ms Long-Bailey, 11% Ms Phillips, 7% Yvette Cooper and Clive Lewis, 6% Emily Thornberry and 5% Lisa Nandy.


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