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Starmer backed by senior Labour figures

Embattled Labour leader Kier Starmer has received the backing of a man some have suggested would be among party figures that could potentially replace him.

Sadiq Khan said Sir Keir had his “full support” following announcements of shadow cabinet reshuffles.

Speaking outside Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in central London, the newly re-elected London mayor said: “It’s really important Keir uses all the talent he’s got to make sure we show the public we’re a really, competent, excellent team, ready to form a government.

“Keir has my full support, he understands the scale of the mountain we have to climb and he understands we have to reach the summit by the time of the next general election.

“He’s doing what he thinks is the right thing to do, which is to make change, he’s not waiting.

“This was the first opportunity he had to see whether the changes he’d…

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