Jeremy Corbyn hits back at The Sun over Sadiq Khan conference snub report
Jeremy Corbyn has accused The Sun of “trying to run the Labour party” after the paper reported that Labour mayors Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham will be “frozen out” of the party’s conference.
The story, which first appeared in the Huffington Post, said Mr Khan and Mr Burnham would not speak at the conference in September, but that Mr Corbyn and four Shadow Cabinet ministers will be handed prime slots.
Mr Corbyn said the agenda had not yet been drawn up and he had “no idea” why The Sun had reported the news.
"The Sun seem to be trying to run the Labour Party. Well I have news for The Sun – they don't,” he said during a campaigning visit to Morecambe.
According to the original Huffington Post, Labour figures fear the party’s leadership want “revenge” on Mr Burnham and Mr Khan for criticising Mr Corbyn in the past.
Instead, John McDonnell, Emily Thornberry, Diane Abbott and Keir Starmer will be pushed as the face of the party alongside Mr Corbyn.