In their own words

Ex­tracts from Labour MPs’ res­ig­na­tion let­ters

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

RICHARD BUR­DEN, BIR’M NORTH­FIELD

I hon­estly be­lieve that for you to re­spond by dig­ging your­self deeper into your trench is just go­ing to make a bad sit­u­a­tion worse.

JACK DROMEY, SHADOW POLIC­ING MIN­IS­TER

I want his­tory to record that my old friend Jeremy put prin­ci­ple be­fore self.

LU­CIANA BERGER, SHADOW HEALTH

The peo­ple I am priv­i­leged to rep­re­sent des­per­ately need united Labour lead­er­ship to steer us through th­ese tur­bu­lent times.

AN­GELA EA­GLE, SHADOW FIRST SEC­RE­TARY

Under your lead­er­ship the case to re­main in the EU was made with half-hearted am­biva­lence rather than full-throated clar­ity.

OWEN SMITH, SHADOW WORK & PEN­SIONS

You have not been able to hold to­gether a shadow cabi­net that draws upon the tal­ents of col­leagues from across the Labour Party.

LISA NANDY, SHADOW EN­ERGY & CLI­MATE

I be­lieve Tom Wat­son ought to take over as a care­taker leader to sta­bilise the party.

LUCY POW­ELL, SHADOW ED­U­CA­TION

I do not be­lieve you un­der­stand their [the pub­lic’s] con­cerns suf­fi­ciently to re-en­gage with th­ese com­mu­ni­ties.

KIER STARMER, SHADOW I MMIGRATION

It is sim­ply un­ten­able now to sug­gest we can of­fer ef­fec­tive op­po­si­tion with­out a change of leader.

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