Lisa Nandy would vote to end the Monarchy breaking ranks with leadership rivals

Lisa Nandy has revealed she would vote to scrap the Monarchy breaking ranks with her rivals in the Labour leadership race.

Keir Starmer said he would "downsize" the Royal Family but both he and Rebecca Long-Bailey said they would vote to keep the institution if there was a referendum on its future

Asked how she would vote in a referendum on the Monarchy, she replied: "I'm a democrat so I would vote to scrap it."

Answering the question in a quick-fire round during the Channel Four News debate, she added: "This is not our priority as a country, we've just left the EU without any kind of plan about where we're going next."

Keir Starmer replied: "No I wouldn't, I think I'd downsize it and by the way it didn't come up on the door steps. We've been talking about why we lost the election and what we need to do next – this isn't one of the priorities for the leader of the Labour Party."

Rebecca Long-Bailey agreed saying: "I think we've got more important things to worry about. I wouldn't vote to abolish the monarchy."

Ms Nandy added: "I would quite like to see Queen Meghan at some point."

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