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Starmer faces rumblings of discontent as polls point to tough elections for Labour – The Independent

Survey suggests Conservatives could win Hartlepool for first time since 1960s

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Discontent with Sir Keir Starmers leadership is set to burst into the open if Labour fails in three crucial electoral tests on Thursday, MPs have warned.
Party campaigners were horrified by polling suggesting the Tories may have a lead of as much as 17 points in the Hartlepool by-election in a town which has voted Labour since the 1960s and be set comfortably to hang on to mayoralties in the Tees Valley and West Midlands.
MPs on the left of the party told The Independent that defeat in the three…

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