Dr Allin-Khan opted to deliver a short rendition of ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ as she made remarks on why Labour voters should back her campaign to become the party’s number two. The shock moment was shared on Twitter and soon became a viral sensation. But, not everyone was a fan of the short performance.
One wrote: “Love the bit when the applause dies away and she keeps singing just that bit too long and it’s so awkward.”
Another posted: “Lol definitely the lunatic party.’
A third responded: “Is anyone really bothered who wins, Labour is redundant, without any credible ideas.
“It is now just a party of ranting, shouting, a dead party that nobody wants or believes in anymore.”
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The shock moment was shared on Twitter and soon became a viral sensation.
While a fourth joked: “Labour need to turn back time to when their party represented the ordinary man and woman in the street.”
However, there was praise for Dr Allin-Khan, who is not expected to claim victory in the upcoming vote.
On Twitter, a fan added: “Good for her. Quick thinking young woman.
“Rare in the Labour party.
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The shock moment on Twitter
“She deserves to be a representative of a worthwhile party.”
The moment sparked a wave of responses from within the party.
Angela Rayner is widely considered the frontrunner for the deputy position, while Sir Keir Starmer is odds on favourite to become the next leader.
He will replace Jeremy Corbyn, who announced he would stand down following December’s horror election showing for Labour.
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Mr Corbyn’s favourite to replace him is Rebecca Long Bailey, but her campaign appears to now be over.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, also a fan of Ms Long Bailey, said on Sky’s Ridge on Sunday: “Well, I’m hoping, I still hope she’ll win. I think there’s a good change she will.
“We’ve got a long way to go in the election campaign.
“It’s becoming a bit interminable, I have to say, it’s going on for quite a bit, but all of them, I think, could make good leaders.”