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UK Labour Party Brexit spokesman Starmer ahead in leadership race-poll

Reuters Thursday, 2 January 2020
Keir Starmer, Brexit spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party, has emerged as the early front runner in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader, according to a poll of members.
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