Sir Keir Starmer's mother-in-law dies two weeks after accident

9 February 2020, 12:50

Sir Keir Starmer's mother-in-law passed away on Saturday
Sir Keir Starmer's mother-in-law passed away on Saturday. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer's mother-in-law has died after an accident.

The shadow cabinet member withdrew from campaign events on Friday while his wife Victoria's mother was still ill in hospital, but she sadly passed away on Saturday.

Chairwoman of his campaign, Jenny Chapman, tweeted on Sunday: "My thoughts and prayers are with Keir Starmer and his family.

"Keir's mother-in-law died yesterday following an accident two weeks ago.

"Thank you to everyone for being so kind and supportive and for respecting his family's privacy at this difficult time."

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