Starmer-Rayner briefing war allegedly erupts over Labour reshuffle

A briefing war has apparently erupted between the offices of Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and deputy leader Angela Rayner over to what extent the latter was informed about the ongoing shadow cabinet reshuffle.

LabourList reported that the reshuffle was possibly underway late this morning, at the same time as Ms Rayner was giving a speech to the Institute for Government on how the party planned to overhaul rules on sleaze and “rebuild trust in public life”.

Several prominent political journalists have issued the following claims on the ongoing story.