Wes Streeting leads chorus of ‘I’m loving Starmer instead’ at Labour Party conference karaoke

Wes Streeting leads chorus of 'I'm loving Starmer instead' at Labour Party Conference karaoke

Gay MP Wes Streeting has been both praised and teased for leading a chorus of “I’m loving Starmer instead” at a Labour Party conference karaoke session on Tuesday (27 September).

Labour ministers celebrated this year’s event, which took place from Sunday (25 September) to Wednesday (28 September) with a raucous karaoke party at the Liverpool docks.

Streeting caught Twitter’s attention with his rendition of Robbie Williams’ “Angels” with the lyrics switched to “I’m loving Starmer instead”.

Deputy leader Angela Rayner was reported to have sung Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”, and Zarah Sultana was filmed singing “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys.

According to the Evening Standard, Labour leader Keir Starmer didn’t take part in the karaoke, instead taking to the stage to make a speech.

“The Labour party is confident. The Labour Party is being looked to for answers to the challenges that face the country,” he told the crowd.

Wes Streeting’s version of the Robbie Williams’ classic raised a few eyebrows on social media, with some loving the cover, and others finding it so “cringe” they wanted to throw their phones away for good.

One social media user loved the cover so much they continued to create new lyrics: “When I’m lying in my bed, cost of living running through my head. F**k the Tories, I’m voting Labour instead.”

Another said the karaoke tune should be used as Starmer’s “campaign song”.

The general consensus online, however, seems to be that Streeting’s cover fell short of Robbie Williams’ original.

“No, you can’t make me click on a video of somebody singing ‘I’m loving Starmer instead’ on karaoke. Begone, cursed clip! *Shoots phone five times as a precaution*,” one Twitter critic said.

Ahead of the Labour Party Conference, Wes Streeting predicted in an interview that the Conservatives are “planning to lose the next general election”.

Streeting, who last year underwent NHS treatment for kidney cancer, criticised the Conservative’s policies on the NHS, promising Labour would deliver vital healthcare reforms if elected.

In an interview with The Telegraph, he said: “We can’t let our reverence [for the NHS] prevent us from making the changes that are needed.

“There will always be people in the system who say, ‘but that’s not how we do things’.

“I want to work with the system rather than fight the system. But, ultimately I’ll always do what’s in the best interest of patients.”