A SIR Keir Starmer ally has been ridiculed for awarding his first year in office ten out of ten.
Kate Green gave him the glowing report, saying there was no question he was the right leader for the party.
Shadow Education Secretary Ms Green added: “The circumstances have been incredibly difficult.
“He inherited a terrible election defeat and way, way behind in the polls.
“He’s closed that gap but it’s been difficult when he’s not had the opportunity to give a big conference speech.”
A Labour insider said: “Could he do better? Yes.
“He has made progress but there is still a way to go and the public know that.”
Labour peer Lord Austin says Sir Keir needs to start showing passion and shake up his top team.
A Tory source commented: “For those in Labour not trying to be teacher’s pet, most would say Starmer must do better.”