Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have emerged as the winners of Labour’s leadership elections today. Here’s how Labour figures, party-affiliated trade unions and campaign groups reacted…
The Scottish Labour leader said: “Keir will make an outstanding leader of the Labour Party and future Prime Minister. He has the overwhelming support of members right across the party.
“Keir has a fine intellect but has his feet on the ground. He knows what we need to do to change this country, to come through this Covid crisis and to build a better society.
“He gets Scotland and the urgent need for a constitutional convention to modernise Britain. I am looking forward to working closely with him.”
On the success of Rayner, Leonard added: “Angela’s election will bring a new energy and campaigning zeal to help lead the party, so I am delighted to see her win such a clear mandate.