IW Labour welcomes new leader Sir Kier

The appointment of new Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has been welcomed by Isle of Wight Labour, after he won the leadership contest.

Speaking on behalf of Island Labour, spokesperson Julian Critchley, said: “We welcome the election of Keir Starmer as the new Labour leader, and Angela Rayner as the Deputy Leader.

“Both were nominated for those respective positions by the Island Party, and we look forward to working with the new leadership in continuing the promotion of our excellent policies, and in holding Johnson’s government to account.”

Sir Keir (pictured) beat Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey in a ballot of party members and other supporters, and immediately pledged his support in helping the Government fight the coronavirus pandemic.