Senior Labour figure criticises Ken Livingstone for wanting to sack Hilary Benn

Lady Janet Royall, the former Labour Leader in the House of Lords, has criticised Ken Livingstone after his surprise intervention in the Shadow Cabinet reshuffle. In an interview during the reshuffle Livingstone called for Benn to be sacked from his role as Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Royall, writing on Twitter, called his intervention as “an outrageous comment”. The full details of the Shadow Cabinet reshuffle have yet to be confirmed.