Cheltenham Labour regrets the decision announced today by seven MPs to resign from our Party. Their timing, in the midst of Britain’s most serious national crisis since the Second World War, is disappointing. Cheltenham Labour Party Chair Joanna Hughes
Cheltenham Labour Party Chair Joanna Hughes

Cheltenham Labour regrets the decision announced today by seven MPs to resign from our Party. Their timing, in the midst of Britain’s most serious national crisis since the Second World War, is disappointing.

‘We would have hoped these MPs, elected under the Labour banner, felt able to continue pressing Labour policies to rescue our country from the current state of brutal inequality and national division,’ Cheltenham Labour Chair Joanna Hughes says.‘Instead, their actions are bound to add to the current mood of uncertainty.

‘Those who resigned today have made no secret of their refusal to accept Mr Corbyn as Party leader from the moment he was first elected overwhelmingly by our members.

‘But Labour is now the largest political party in western Europe’, Joanna points out, ‘and we will continue to push collectively for a change of government and a change of national direction.’

‘As far as today’s events are concerned, in terms of that bigger picture – we are many, they are few.’

 

This was first published on Gloucestershire Live

Joanna talking about this on BBC radio (at one hour 20 minutes)

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