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Lucy Powell’s Mean Girls moment: ‘I have never, ever met Jeremy Corbyn’

After the Queen’s Speech in May, a number of Labour MPs including Chuka Umunna and Rachel Reeves enjoyed a group trip to Nandos. Alas the invite didn’t manage to make its way to blunder-prone Lucy Powell who took to Twitter to awkwardly point this out.

Now it seems Ed Miliband’s former deputy campaign chief has put her foot in it once again. Last night Powell engaged in some gentle bitching about Jeremy Corbyn’s lack of social interaction with her. After Miliband’s former political secretary Anna Yearley (who says she will be voting for Liz Kendall) tweeted that Corbyn’s bad attendance record at Parliamentary Labour Party meetings would make it interesting for him to chair one if elected, Powell said that she had never even met the man of the moment.

It seems she isn’t the only one, with fellow Labour MP Barbara Keeley replying with a similar story herself:

This conversation attracted some criticism, with one user likening them to the characters in the teen film Mean Girls:

However, they insist that as the potential leader, it is Corbyn who ought to be doing the introductions:

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