Labour’s deputy leader hoped to set the political agenda with a plan to overhaul rules on standards in public life.
But she was only told about Sir Keir’s plans minutes before she went on stage – hours after journalists were tipped off.
Early yesterday, Ms Rayner told broadcasters she was not aware of any reshuffle, adding: “I reckon Keir would tell me first.”
But she admitted after her speech that she had been kept in the dark.
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