ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley questioned Shadow Attorney General Steve Reed over who would be the next Labor leader if Keir Starmer resigns. Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to do “the right thing and resign” as Labor leader if he is fined by police over an allegation that he broke coronavirus laws. The opposition leader repeatedly denied breaking the laws in a televised statement Monday afternoon as he faces pressure over last year’s Durham curry and beer rally.
Richard asked, “Let’s say his doubts are met and he has broken the law, is fined and resigns. Who takes over?”
Mr. Reed noted that there would be an election. He said: “Let’s see who shows up when we get there and I hope not, but I think he’s done the right thing.
“You can’t just make a mistake the way Boris Johnson is doing, you can’t be a legislator and break the law.”
Richard added: “If he is fined he will resign and as you say there will be an election in the Labor Party.
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“Who would you vote for, Lisa Nandy?”
Mr. Reed laughed before saying he didn’t know who would show up.
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