SIR KEIR Starmer is facing growing questions over his leadership of Labour after the party’s election humiliation today.
Left-wing vultures are circling after he lost Hartlepool to the Tories and also suffered a number of setbacks in local council races.
Allies of the former high-flying lawyer, who only took the reins in April last year are bullish and insist he isn’t considering standing down.
But there are growing questions over his strategy and MPs on the left who were loyal to ex chief Jeremy Corbyn are growing restless.
The grumbling has already begun after Boris Johnson’s stunning Hartlepool victory further demonstrated the redrawing of Britain’s political map.
Tory Jill Mortimer romped home in the North East town, winning it for the first time in more than 50 years with a massive 6,940 majority.
The PM’s party has also made huge gains in key council areas, including Harlow in Essex and Nuneaton and Bedworth, in Warwickshire.
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