Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner Sacked as chairman after election disaster

Angela Rayner has been sacked from her role as Deputy Leader of of the Labour party after the disastrous local election results.

The MP has been removed from her roles as chair and campaign co-ordinators by party leader Keir Starmer.

It appears to be the first move in a brutal reshuffle by Sir Keir, who said he would take responsibility for the results.

Despite Sir Keir’s decision Ms Rayner remains as deputy leader, as that role is elected by party members – meaning she will still wield considerable influence on the party.

With 124 out of 143 councils declared in England tonight, Labour had lost 228 seats – despite losing seats the last time many of the same areas were up for election in 2017.