The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...


On 14th September 2015 Lilian Greenwood, Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South, was appointed to the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Transport:

Last Thursday I met with Nottingham South Labour Party members to explain my recent decision to resign from Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet.

Most members weren’t able to attend that meeting and many constituents have also been in touch to ask me to explain why I felt it necessary to resign.

With this in mind I thought it would be helpful to reproduce my speech here:

Thank you Chair and thank you all for coming to this evening’s meeting.

I want to talk tonight about the Referendum, and what followed.

But before I turn to the events of the last few weeks or months, I’d like to begin by looking at what we’ve achieved together.

8 years ago I stood in front of the members of…

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