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The ongoing campaign of Angela Rayner

Labour's deputy leader hasn't wound up the company set up to support her campaign for the role

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Deputy Leader Angela Rayner - Credit: PA

The Mail on Sunday scarcely did itself any favours with its misogynistic attack on Angela Rayner, but it has at least raised the profile of the ambitious Labour frontbencher even further.

In 2020, Rayner was widely expected to run for the Labour leadership, but decided instead to fall in behind Rebecca Long-Bailey, who came second to Sir Keir Starmer. Rayner ran, however, a successful campaign to be deputy leader and succeeded Tom Watson in this role in April 2020.

Interestingly, she has chosen not to wind up the company she set up to handle the finances of her deputy leadership campaign. Angela Rayner Ltd. It held just £1,275 on January 31, 2021, but Rayner clearly considers it’s worth the aggravation of having to file accounts each year on the basis she may before too long be mounting a further campaign.

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