Keir Starmer responds to Jeremy Corbyn standing as independent candidate in general election

Sir Keir Starmer has responded after Jeremy Corbyn announced he is standing as an independent candidate in the general election.

The former Labour leader said today (24 May) he will stand in his constituency of Islington North, vowing to be “an independent voice for equality, democracy and peace”.

Mr Corbyn has been suspended by Labour since 2020 after he refused to fully accept the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s findings that the party broke equality law when he was in charge and said antisemitism had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons”.

Sir Keir responded to Mr Corbyn’s announcement when he appeared on BBC Breakfast on Friday.