Keir Starmer shrugs off leadership threats as Batley and Spen polls close

‘Modest’ signs of hope for Labour following a day of speculation over potential leadership challenge

Keir Starmer’s team insisted they were “relaxed” about the potential for a backlash after the Batley and Spen byelection on Thursday night, amid signs of hope for Labour on the ground.

Scores of MPs descended on the Yorkshire constituency on a sunny day to canvass for Kim Leadbeater, the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox, as senior party figures reported a modest shift towards Labour in recent days.

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