Gary Neville joins Labour party 3 days ago

Gary Neville joins Labour party

Red Nev returns

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has joined Labour, according to the party's Chair, Anneliese Dodds.

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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."

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".

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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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