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

 
15 March 2019 in Regional North East, Views: 28
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