Alastair Campbell 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' about voting Labour

Alastair Campbell

Friday, May 3, 2019

Alastair Campbell has revealed he has been "umm-ing and ahh-ing" about whether to vote for Labour in the upcoming EU elections.

The former spin doctor to Tony Blair said he would wait to see the "final wording" of the party's manifesto before pledging his support to them.

"I am a very, very tribal person in all sorts of different ways," he told talkRADIO's John Nicolson.

"Let's be honest, the position they have set out from the national executives is pretty much just the bare minimum you would vote for."

He added: "I really hope the Labour Party doesn't do what it looks like it might do."

His comments come on the same day that actor Tony Robinson, a Labour member for almost 45 years, announced his departure from the party.

The Blackadder star said he was leaving because of "s**t" leadership and the party's stance on Brexit and antisemitism.

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