For all Keir Starmer’s eager spin, last night wasn’t the great Labour triumph it was supposed to be. While the party pulled off an impressive triumph in Selby, it was a different story down south after the Ulez issue cost Labour the chance of winning Boris Johnson’s seat in Uxbridge and Ruislip. Recriminations are already flying, with one party strategist briefing the Times that it was ‘an obvious lesson: tin eared operations which cling to policies that punish working families will cost Labour votes.’
David Williams, the chairman of the local Labour party, has now done his bit to pour fuel on the fire too. He has taken to Twitter to announce his resignation from the post this afternoon, citing Starmer’s lack of principles. Claiming that ‘Local people were excluded from the campaign. It was run totally by London Region,’ Williams wrote:
I have resigned as chair of Uxbridge and South Ruislip CLP. I am also resigning my membership of the Labour Party. Politics needs to have principles or we end up with people like Boris Johnson and Liz Truss running the country, Jeremy Corbyn gave a huge boost to the Labour Party.
Talk about Starmer Chameleon…