Hilary Benn rules out standing as Labour leader


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”.