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Musicians’ Union backs Kier Starmer as new Labour leader

By | Published on Friday 7 February 2020

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The Musicians’ Union has announced that it is backing Keir Starmer in his bid to become the new leader of the Labour Party. Seems like a safe bet. It is also supporting former MU member Rosena Allin-Khan in her bid to become Deputy Leader.

“I’m honoured to have the Musicians’ Union’s backing to be the next leader of the Labour Party”, says Starmer. “The Union has a proud history of standing up for musicians and defending their rights at work. As Labour leader, I would want to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our trade unions to unite our movement and take the fight to the Tories”.

MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge adds: “The MU is delighted to be nominating Keir Starmer for Labour Party leader. Keir has been a strong supporter of the campaigning we have done over the last two years for proper provision of working visas for musicians to tour the EU after we leave and has always shown a real understanding of the issues facing our members”.

“The MU is also very happy to be nominating Rosena Allin-Khan for the position of Labour Party deputy leader”, he continues. “Rosena is a musician and former member of our union and is passionate about all children and young people having access to free music education. She has also been a great supporter of musicians whilst working on the shadow DCMS team”.

The winner of the election to take over from Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will be announced on 4 Apr.