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Former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn was cheered by crowds on the Glastonbury Festival nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not his successor Sir Keir Starmer will obtain an identical rapturous welcome this yr.

The muddy music extravaganza is held from June 26 to 30, within the week earlier than polling. Headliners embrace Coldplay and Shania Twain – however Sir Keir has but to obtain an invite.

Candidate Roh Yakobi has a outstanding backstory. Growing up in Afghanistan, his father fought the Soviets after which the Taliban. His youthful brother died of hunger beneath Taliban rule.

Mr Yakobi was himself imprisoned by Afghanistan’s fanatical rulers at a younger age. He mentioned: “From Taliban captivity and torture as a 12-year-old child to arriving here as a refugee and reaching where I am today, I owe everything I have to this wonderful country. I am determined to pay back what I owe.”

He’s now standing for Parliament for Labour.

Liberal Democrat chief Ed Davey has already offered loads of picture alternatives on this election, being pictured falling off a paddleboard and plunging down a waterslide.

One wag recommended he ought to attempt being fired out of a cannon – to which Lib Dem President Mark Pack replied: “Please, don’t give him ideas…”.

Ben Wallace served as an MP for 19 years and made it into the Cabinet as Defence Secretary. But the omens weren’t good.

The ex-MP, who’s standing down, admitted: “Politics was the only A-level I actually enjoyed; I was inspired by a teacher. I got a D in it I am afraid to say.”

Top Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg, identified for his sartorial class, gave one voter a scare as he hit the marketing campaign path. She instructed him: “I saw you walk by the window and thought it must be a funeral. You in your suit and tie!”

Sir Jacob has a plan to cease it taking place once more. “I must wear a bigger rosette,” he mentioned.

Veteran ex-Labour MP John Spellar has stood down from Parliament on the age of 76. A stalwart of the Labour proper, he helped lead the combat in opposition to far-left group Militant’s efforts to take over the get together within the Eighties, and battled in opposition to the Corbynites extra just lately.

So who will see off the far-left subsequent time? Mr Spellar has instructed pals: “Don’t worry, I’ll still be around.”