Labour MP Angela Rayner self-isolates as developing coronavirus symptoms are 'getting worse'

Jacob Jarvis
Evening Standard
Angela Rayner, Shadow Secretary of State for Education: PA Archive/PA Images
Angela Rayner, Shadow Secretary of State for Education: PA Archive/PA Images

Labour MP and deputy leadership contender Angela Rayner has self-isolated after developing coronavirus symptoms.

Ms Rayner, who represents Ashton, Droylsden and Failsworth, said the signs of illness began last night.

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"I am now in self-isolation as I have the symptoms of coronavirus they started last night and have gradually got worse," she tweeted.

"I will be quieter than usual but will still be keeping in touch with people as best as I can."

She told others to "keep safe" and to "stay home save lives".

Ms Rayner is the frontrunner in Labour's deputy leadership, which will conclude alongside the leadership race in a few days.

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