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Sacking Angela Rayner is a 'huge mistake', says John McDonnell

Telegraph, 09 May 2021
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is set to carry out a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet team on Sunday amid internal party tensions over his sacking of Angela Rayner as party chairman.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham - tipped as a potential successor to Sir Keir after winning a thumping majority to secure a second term - warned the Labour leader that the sacking was "wrong" and former shadow chancellor John McDonnell said it was a "huge mistake".

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