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Sir Keir was warned by the hard left that he would face a leadership challenge unless the party improved its performance, according to the Daily Telegraph. The paper says allies of his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, accused Sir Keir of lacking “basic political skills” and vowed to push back against his modernising plans. Khalid Mahmood, who resigned as shadow defence minister in the wake of Thursday’s elections, said the party was seen as “out of touch” and “captured by urban liberals”.