LABOUR LEADERSHIP RACE Starmer and Long-Bailey begin bids to lead UK Labour

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Keir Starmer, the frontrunner in the race to lead Britain’s main opposition, launched his leadership campaign in Manchester, saying the future focus of Labour Party should be on ending fiscal austerity, investing in public services, and winning public arguments against Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Starmer’s main opponent, Rebecca Long-Bailey, attended an event in Newcastle-Under-Lyme on Saturday, saying it was not the official launch to her leadership campaign but that she wanted to visit as many constituencies as possible to see how Labour failed them in last month’s general election.

The overall winner in the contest, in which grassroots party members will cast their ballots, will be announced on April 4.

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