Gary Neville joins Labour party
Red Nev returns
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has joined Labour, according to the party's Chair, Anneliese Dodds.
In a tweet posted this morning, Dodds offered a "very warm welcome" to the football pundit, adding it was "great to have you on the red team."
A very warm welcome to Labour @GNev2
Great to have you on the red team. 🌹
— Anneliese Dodds (@AnnelieseDodds) January 14, 2022
It's believed Neville may consider running as Labour's Greater Manchester mayoral candidate in 2024, replacing incumbent Andy Burnham who is expected to return to the shadow frontbench.
Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said Neville's move has been "something he and I have been discussing for a while" and something "he’s more than capable of navigating".
Very pleased @GNev2 has finally joined Labour. It’s something he and I have been discussing for a while. Personally think he’s more than capable of navigating (well, steaming) his way through the world of politics!
Look forward to helping. https://t.co/8lSzS4oxkk
— Lucy Powell MP (@LucyMPowell) January 14, 2022
Gary Neville is an outspoken critic of prime minister Boris Johnson and the various scandals dominating Westminster.
Last month, he called for Johnson's resignation claiming "this guy lacks integrity", "lies to us constantly" and is "the worst kind of leader".
An official statement from Labour is expected shortly.
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