Hilary Benn rules out standing as Labour leader

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Hilary Benn, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, has ruled out standing as leader of the Labour Party. He survived in his post after rumours of a reshuffle over the new year period and had been talked of as a possible replacement for Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition.

Talking to the Guardian newspaper, Benn said:

“I can look you in the eye and say, no no no! I have absolutely no interest in leading the Labour party. And that is the truth. It’s a very difficult and challenging job. And I don’t want to do it”.