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A minister accused Labour of “going to ground” after the Opposition opted not to send someone out to represent the party on the morning media round in the wake of the Rochdale U-turn.
Lee Rowley, the housing minister, told Sky News: “Where is Labour today? Talking to people like yourselves? They’re not doing it. They’re going to ground.”
Mr Rowley claimed Labour was in a “real mess”.
John McDonnell, the former shadow chancellor, said George Galloway will be “over the moon” at Labour’s decision to withdraw its support for its Rochdale by-election candidate.
The Labour MP said the situation in Rochdale is “unprecedented”.
He told Sky News: “It is a total mess, it is absolute chaos.”
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He added: “I should think George Galloway will be over the moon at all of this at the moment to be honest and I think there is a whole range of issues now that will be debated within the community about where people will go in terms of the votes on the day itself.
“I have never seen anything like this to be honest in the past. It is unprecedented.”
Mr Gallow is standing for the Workers Party of Britain at the by-election and he is campaigning against Labour’s stance on Gaza.
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