Keir Starmer demands general election as new Labour MP takes his seat

by 24britishtvMay 7, 2024, 11:50 p.m. 24
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Sir Keir Starmer urged the Prime Minister to call an election “as quickly as possible” as he welcomed Labour’s newest MP to Parliament. Chris Webb took his seat in the Commons on Tuesday, five days after winning the Blackpool South by-election with almost 60% of the vote. Welcoming Mr Webb to Parliament’s Westminster Hall, Sir Keir praised his “phenomenal victory” and hailed him as “the first born-and-bred Blackpool MP for 60 years”. The Labour leader joked that the party was “making a habit of this”, with Mr Webb making Thursday’s by-election the eighth of the Parliament to see Labour gain a seat. He added: “There’s a wider message here, because the nation wants change. “The nation wants to turn a page on 14 years of chaos, of division and of failure, and usher in a decade of national renewal. “And I think the Prime Minister should heed that call, reflect on this and give the country what it wants – which is a general election as quickly as possible.” Daily Record Homepage: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ Daily Record Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheScottishDailyRecord Daily Record IG: https://instagram.com/scottishdailyrecord Daily Record Twitter: https://twitter.com/Daily_Record Daily Record Newsletters: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/newsletter-preference-centre/ Join our WhatsApp communities here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages: DAILY RECORD: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/join-daily-records-whatsapp-community-31116469 You can get all the latest news, sport, showbiz and comment at DailyRecord.co.uk LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE | SHARE #DailyRecord #labourparty #generalelection

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