Earlier this month, Sharon Hodgson MP spoke at a meeting of members of the local Washington and Sunderland West Labour Party, as she does every month, and discussed in detail her difficult decision to resign from the Shadow frontbench where she was Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children.
In the spirit of being open and transparent, and as only around a fifth of members were able to attend the meeting, Sharon has now written to all local Labour Party members explaining her decision and also why she is supporting Owen Smith MP during the Labour Leadership contest – which is currently underway – and she has decided to post it on her website for her constituents to read also.
Last month, I resigned from my role as Shadow Minister for Children. At our last CLP meeting, I set out my reasons for doing so…
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