Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Copeland MP to resign

The Labour MP for Copeland published a short while ago his letter to Jeremy Corbyn announcing his intention to resign from parliament at the end of January.

There will therefore be a by-election in Copeland in the New year.

Responding to Jamie Reed’s decision to step down as Member of Parliament for Copeland, Conservative Party Chairman Patrick McLoughlin MP said:

“We are sorry to see Jamie Reed leaving Parliament, but congratulate him on his new job, and what must have been a very difficult decision for him and his family.

“It is a sorry state of affairs when talented Members of Parliament like him no longer feel comfortable representing Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party – a divided party run by a leader who opposes Trident and wants to dismantle our Armed Forces.

“We look forward to the by-election, and the opportunity to set out how the Conservatives are building a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since when has Jamie Reed been a "talented Members of Parliament"?

Jim said...

"It is a sorry state of affairs when talented Members of Parliament like him no longer feel comfortable representing Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party"

Erm, he is not there to represent any sort of party, he was supposed to be there to represent THE PEOPLE OF COPELAND, something he failed dismally at, constantly failing to acknowledge letters, and voting against the will of the people of Copeland and with the labour whip, so there is no way he was ever a 'talented member of parliament'.