Sir Keir Starmer will return to Labour leadership campaign tomorrow after being forced to cancel events when his mother-in-law had an accident

  • Labour leadership frontrunner to return to campaign after cancelling events 
  • His mother-in-law remains in critical condition in hospital following an accident
  • Planned hustings in Leeds on Saturday were cancelled after he pulled out 

Sir Keir Starmer has said he intends to return to the Labour leadership campaign on Monday after he was forced to cancel events when his mother-in-law was admitted to hospital following an accident.

The shadow Brexit secretary thanked people for their ‘support and kindness’ in what he said had been a ‘very difficult time’.

Sir Keir, who is a frontrunner for Labour leader, had to pull out of events this weekend including a hustings in Leeds due to his mother-in-law’s condition.

Sir Keir Starmer has said he intends to return to the Labour leadership campaign on Monday. Leadership hustings in Leeds on Saturday were cancelled after Sir Keir pulled out

She remains in a critical condition in hospital, it is understood.

The frontbencher wrote on Twitter on Saturday evening: ‘Heartfelt thanks to everyone in the Labour Party, especially the other leadership candidates, and to everyone beyond the Labour Party for the support and kindness you have extended to my family and me in what has been – and sadly will continue to be – a very difficult time.

‘Words cannot express our thanks for everything our incredible NHS are doing. I hope to be able to return to the leadership campaign on Monday.’

Planned leadership hustings in Leeds on Saturday were cancelled after Sir Keir pulled out.

Sir Keir, who is a frontrunner for Labour leader, had to pull out of events this weekend including a hustings in Leeds due to his mother-in-law’s condition. He is pictured on the campaign trail earlier this month with Baroness Doreen Lawrence

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