Keir Starmer calls for privacy after mother-in-law dies following accident
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Labour leadership front-runner Sir Keir Starmer's mother-in-law has died after an accident.
Shadow cabinet member Sir Keir withdrew from campaign events on Friday due to the situation.
Chairwoman of his campaign, Jenny Chapman, tweeted on Sunday: "My thoughts and prayers are with Keir Starmer and his family.
"Keir's mother-in-law died yesterday following an accident two weeks ago.
"Thank you to everyone for being so kind and supportive and for respecting his family's privacy at this difficult time."
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Polls have regularly been suggesting that Sir Keir is likely to come out on top in the leadership ballot in which he is pitted against Rebecca Long-Bailey, Emily Thornberry and Lisa Nandy.
A Labour leadership hustings event in Nottingham went ahead on Saturday with a representative standing in for Sir Keir.
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