Wednesday’s positive test result appears to have come on his way to the House of Commons. A photo posted online showed Reeves and the Treasury’s shadow chief secretary, Bridget Phillipson, drafted before the results came in. Both have since tested negative for Covid.
Miliband said it was “just like old times” to represent Labor in the PMQs after five years in the shipping box while leading the party between 2010 and 2015.
The former leader was met with ironic cheers from Tory lawmakers when he stood up in the House of Commons and said he wanted to reassure both sides of the House that it was “just once”.
Sir Keir’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, is currently on mourning after losing a close relative, her spokesperson said on Wednesday.