Labour Members Vote In Favour Of £15 Minimum Wage

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Labour Party members have voted in favour of bringing in a £15-an-hour minimum wage, following the resignation of a shadow cabinet minister over the issue.

Andy McDonald quit Keir Starmer’s frontbench team on Monday claiming he had been ordered by the party leader to argue against backing a hike in pay rates.

The leftwinger resigned as shadow employment rights secretary and launched an attack on Starmer as making the party “more divided than ever”.

Starmer has said he would not back the £15 proposal and will press on with plans to raise it to the lower rate of £10.

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