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Keir Starmer’s army of new Labour MPs looked like an unstoppable force as they marched into the Commons


PARLIAMENT’S famous division bell rang out yesterday —  and in marched the Starmtroopers.

Sir Keir’s army of new Labour MPs looked like an unstoppable force as they advanced into the Commons Chamber to take their places on the victor’s benches.

Prime Minister Keir Starmer addressing MPs as they met for the first time since the general election

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Prime Minister Keir Starmer addressing MPs as they met for the first time since the general electionCredit: AFP
Transport Secretary Louise Haigh had even dyed her hair a reddish purple for the historic event

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Transport Secretary Louise Haigh had even dyed her hair a reddish purple for the historic eventCredit: Alamy Live News

“So, this is finally what power feels like,” older members whispered to one another, barely able to believe that, after so many false dawns, victory was finally theirs.

Younger ones sauntered in with confidence. 

Surely there was never any question power would come their way?

When seated, the sea of crimson ties and scarlet dresses looked like a giant red flag unfurled across the famous green benches.

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Transport Secretary Louise Haigh had even dyed her hair a reddish purple for the historic event.

Rarely has the changing of the political guard looked so obvious

Or so crushing.

The few surviving Tory MPs looked ashen-faced, huddled in their corner.

Some turned around as if looking for their comrades —  before remembering they had fallen in the muddy trenches of battle.

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And then up popped Nigel Farage, who proudly declared his gang of five Reform MPs the “new kids on the block”.

The delighted party leader broke out into that famous toothy grin.

Another shark in the water come to finish off the floundering Tories?



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