Keir Starmer reveals moment he considered quitting as Labour leader

Sir Keir Starmer has revealed the moment he considered quitting as Labour leader.

Sir Keir admitted he thought of stepping down as leader after Labour lost both the Hartlepool by-election and council seats in 2021.

In an interview with Sky News on Wednesday (1 May), he said: “It really hit me because my job was to turn around the party and take us from defeat to success and losing hurts in politics.

“It was a very very low moment.”

Sir Keir added: “I did [consider quitting] because I didn’t feel that I should be bigger than the party and that if i couldn’t bring about the change then there should be a change.”