South Shields MP says she sacrificed job ‘for constituents’
South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck says she put her constituents first when she rebelled against party orders to vote against a Commons call for a second referendum.
Mrs Lewell-Buck says she knew she would be forced to sacrifice her shadow ministerial career - and Labour’s leadership made her resign as Shadow Minister for Children and Families because she opposes a fresh vote on leaving the EU.
She says that view is shared by most of her constituency, who voted out by over two-to-one in 2016.
The party’s official stance is to keep the option on the table and its MPs had been told to abstain... read more
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