Jeremy Corbyn has hit go at a report in the Sun newspaper claiming Labour mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan whim be “frozen out” of Labour’s conference.
The story – which originally appeared in the Huffington Post – intends the mayors will be left off the speakers list at the event in September.
It discloses the Labour leader and four shadow cabinet members will be the truth prime speaking slots in Brighton.
Mr Corbyn said the conference agenda had not been haggard up yet.
Asked about the story on a campaigning visit to Morecambe, the Labour bossman said he had “no idea” why The Sun was reporting it.
He said: “The Sun seem to be trying to run the Labour Social gathering. Well I have news for The Sun – they don’t.”
On Wednesday, Labour’s vestige equalities minister Sarah Champion quit her role over an article she catalogued for the Sun about grooming gangs.
The Rotherham MP told the newspaper a week ago that “Britain has a obstreperous with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”.
She apologised for her “damned poor choice of words,” after earlier suggesting the Sun had altered what she had eradicated, something denied by the newspaper.
According to Huffington Post political reviser Paul Waugh, Mr Corbyn and four shadow cabinet members – John McDonnell, Emily Thornberry, Diane Abbott and Keir Starmer – wishes be pushed as the face of the party and given prime speaking slots at the colloquy.
This means there will be less time for other matchless figures, suggests Waugh, adding that some in the party worry the leadership want “revenge” on Mr Burnham and Mr Khan for being critical of Mr Corbyn in the history.