Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid AGAIN and will miss PMQs

Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid AGAIN and will miss first post-Christmas PMQs battle with Boris Johnsonas Angela Rayner steps in

  • Keir Starmer has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time in pandemic
  • The Labour leader is not thought to have symptoms before taking a routine test
  • He has been forced to isolate four other times after a series of close contacts
  • キールスターマー has tested positive for コロナウイルス again and will miss today’s PMQs battle with ボリス・ジョンソン.

    A Labour spokesman revealed the leader has contracted the virus and deputy アンジェラ・レイナー will fill in for the Commons session later.

    Sir Keir is not thought to have any symptoms but the infection was picked up as part of his regular testing routine.

    It is the latest setback for Sir Keir, who was forced to miss the Budget on October 27 after testing positive that dayjust ten weeks ago.

    The Omicron strain can evade previous immunity from infection and vaccination.

    Sir Keir has also had to isolate four other times during the pandemic.

    Keir Starmer has tested positive for coronavirus again and will miss today's PMQs battle with Boris Johnson

    Keir Starmer has tested positive for coronavirus again and will miss today’s PMQs battle with Boris Johnson

    Yesterday Sir Keir addressed an audience in Birmingham where he promised ‘straight leadershipbased on the values of ‘security, prosperity and respectif his party is returned to power.

    Sir Keir delivered a speech to a small group of city Labour MPs including Jess Phillips, Khalid Mahmood, Jack Dromey, Stephen McCabe and Preet Gill, together with members of the media and party advisers.

    Also in the audience of about 20 were Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Ian Ward, and the West Midlands regional police and crime commissioner Simon Foster.

    ペアが「ティツィアーノ」を提供したことが明らかになった後、法的な論争が話題になりました, Ms Gill and Cllr Ward also later joined the Labour leader on a tour of a green energy and decarbonisation research site in the Tyseley area of the city, along with members of the press.

    Sir Keir tested positive on Budget Day last Autumn minutes before he was due to take on Mr Johnson at PMQs.

    On that occasion shadow business secretary Ed Miliband stood in for that session, and shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves covered by responding to Rishi Sunak’s financial package.

    Prior to that Sir Keir isolated in July when one of his children tested positive.