Keir Starmer has, from some, a reputation of being trigger happy with dissenters from within his party and firing those who don't agree with him. From what I can find, he is only responsible for the following three sackings during his time as leader:
- Sam Tarry, from the shadow cabinet, for picketing and improvising policy to the media. He’s still an MP, although might be facing deselection.
- Rebecca Long-Bailey, from the shadow cabinet, for posting on Twitter that US police brutality was learnt from the Israelis. She is still an MP.
- Angela Rayner, from the Labour Party chair, after a by-election defeat. She is still an MP, member of the shadow cabinet and deputy leader of the Labour Party.
To me, except for Tarry, these seem like politically-motivated reorganisations. None of them seem completely unreasonable and definitely not in the realm of simple "disagreement". However, that's my opinion.
My objective question has two parts:
- Besides these three, has Keir Starmer sacked any other Labour Party colleague (be they aides, staff, party members, 3rd party allies or consultants, MPs, shadow cabinet members, etc.) and why did he sack them?
- Compared to other contemporary UK political party leaders -- let's say, in the 21st Century -- is this less/more than average (significantly so)?