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First steps in Wales to try and replace Starmer – taken in Aberconwy

15 May 2021 2 minute read
Keir Starmer. Picture by Chris McAndrew (CC BY 3.0).

The first steps to try and replace Sir Keir Starmer as the leader of the UK Labour Party have been taken in Wales.

On Thursday evening members of the Aberconwy constituency took a “No confidence” vote in the Labour Party leader – which was by 24 votes to two.

A tweet following the vote said that they were “possibly the first to do so in Wales”, adding: “We hope other Labour members across the UK will help save the Party from this disastrous leadership.”

It has had 760 retweets and 1,780 likes.

However the Aberconwy vote might not be the very first in the UK as the party in Wavertree, Liverpool also confirmed that they had held a similar vote with the same result.

And also a similar vote was taken in North Devon.

The tweet has had a mixed response with some people claiming they would rejoin the party if Starmer goes.

The vote in Aberconwy comes just a week after voters re-elected the Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders to represent them in the Senedd in Cardiff.

The constituency is also represented by a Tory MP at Westminster – Robin Millar.

Meanwhile, it appears that Sir Keir has agreed to be interviewed on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories TV show.

The presenter tweeted: “We’re doing the interview next week, and it will air soon afterwards. Party leaders rarely submit themselves to such lengthy personal interviews so it should be a fascinating encounter.”

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