An activist has stormed the stage during Sir Keir Starmer’s conference speech in Liverpool, leaving the Labour leader looking shocked while security took their time to come to his aid.
The start of Sir Keir’s speech was disrupted shortly after 2pm on Tuesday by the protester who shouted: “true democracy is citizen led”.
The Labour leader pushed the activist away from the microphone with his right arm before security arrived.
The man continued to shout “politics needs an update”, “we demand a people’s house”, “we are in crisis” and “our whole future is in jeopardy” as he was wrestled to the ground.
After the interruption, Sir Keir opened his speech by saying: “If he thinks that bothers me, he doesn’t know me.
“Protest or power – that is why we changed our party conference.”
The Labour leader removed his jacket, which was covered in glitter, and continued to make his speech with glitter coating his shirt.
His speech was introduced by Marie Tidball, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Penistone and Stocksbridge.
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