Sam Tarry removed from Labour's frontbench by Sir Keir Starmer after appearing on the picket line during a rail strike

Sir Keir Starmer will visit Birmingham on Thursday amid a Labour Party row after a frontbencher was fired following media appearances at an RMT picket line on Wednesday.The party sacked shadow transport minister Sam Tarry after he defied Sir Keir’s ban on frontbenchers joining the pickets in support of striking rail workers.The party said Mr Tarry had been “removed from the frontbench”, saying it took seriously “any breach of collective responsibility”.

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