Keir Starmer hires ex-staffer accused of plotting Labour’s loss in the 2017 election

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One of Keir Starmer’s closest advisers is standing down after Labour suffered another dire by-election result. The aide has been replaced by a former Labour staffer. However, this person was accused of working to ensure her own party lost the 2017 election.


Ben Nunn announced on 18 June that he’s quitting as the Labour leader’s director of communications. It came after the party trailed in fourth in the Chesham and Amersham election. Nunn’s exit was described as another blow to Starmer after Labour won only 622 votes in the by-election. The party secured just 1.6% of the vote and lost its deposit in the process.

But according to Skwawkbox, Starmer has already found a replacement:

His new communications director is Steph Driver. Ms Driver makes an appearance in the notorious ‘Labour leaks’ report on the alleged misdeeds of right-wing former HQ staff – one in which she praises the infamous ‘Ergon House’ plan to divert funds, intended for the campaign to win the 2017 general election, into a secret pot to fund the protection of right-wing Labour MPs.

In WhatsApp messages among right-wing staff, Ms Driver – at the time a ‘Political Advisor – Press and Comms’, according to her Linkedin – is seen describing the plan as ‘brill’ and saying that she endorsed it – and promising to ‘very much’ keep it secret from anyone else:

One former aide to Jeremy Corbyn commented on the matter:

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Another user posted a screengrab of an exchange from the Labour Leaks which allegedly shows Driver plotting against her own party:

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    1. LINO Starmer continues his destruction of the Labour Party. This Zionist agent and Establishment lackey is despicable. Once again he is showing his true colours by appointing one of the criminal element that conspired to subvert the Labour Party election plans in 2017.

      Like the USA, where they already have just two main parties to the right of center politically, Starmer and his supporters are on track to produce the same results in the UK.

      The wealthy continue to extract every penny they can from British workers while stashing their ill gotten gains offshore. When are the British ‘commons’ going to wake up to this travesty?

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