Image copyright PA Media Labour leadership candidate Clive Lewis has said there should be a referendum on the future of the Royal Family. Speaking at his campaign launch in London, he said: “A lot of people would like to see the monarchy scaled down.”He said he understood the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to…

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Labour leadership candidate Clive Lewis has acknowledged there desires to be a referendum on the long term of the Royal Family.

Talking at his campaign originate in London, he acknowledged: “Fairly a few of us would accumulate to search the monarchy scaled down.”

He acknowledged he understood the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s resolution to step inspire as “senior” Royal Relations.

Mr Lewis is working to interchange Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader nonetheless has no longer but secured the reinforce from MPs and MEPs famous to cease in the competition.

The shadow Treasury minister desires 22 MPs or MEPs to nominate him in convey to cease in the coast.

Asked at his leadership campaign originate in Brixton, south London, regarding the Royal Family, Mr Lewis acknowledged he understood why Prince Harry and his wife Meghan wished to step inspire from their responsibilities.

“I mediate it’s very sorrowful and a tag of the media we have now that they feel that they had to establish that,” he acknowledged, arguing that Meghan had suffered from racism in the press.

He acknowledged a selection of of us had talked about the Royal Family being “rather gargantuan” and requested: “Why no longer have a referendum on the long term or the Royal Family?”

Mr Lewis added: “Let’s focus on about what a newest roar appears to be like treasure and what the role of the Royal Family could be.”

Up to now, Mr Lewis has completely secured reinforce from four of his MP and MEP colleagues in his explain to turn into Labour leader, with Monday the closing date for gathering enough backing.

Furthermore seeking out more nominations is shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry who for the time being has seven.

The opposite candidates – Rebecca Long Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and Sir Keir Starmer – have secured the famous reinforce.

There might be additionally a contest to turn into deputy leader after Tom Watson stepped down in December.

The current leader and deputy leader will seemingly be announced on 4 April.

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