Breaking: Heidi Alexander gone – to Khan’s office

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Heidi Alexander

As predicted on the SKWAWKBOX a couple of weeks ago, former Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander has quit and will be joining London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s office as Deputy Mayor for Transport:

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Ms Alexander’s recent career as an MP will be remembered for her resignation as part of the 2016 ‘chicken coup’ and for her ‘support’ – tepid at best, including a refusal to accept a badge from a doctors’ committee member and demanding that John McDonnell stay away from striking doctors – for the ‘junior’ doctors’ strike at a time when Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell were participating in protests to protect pay and conditions for hard-pressed medics.

As Shadow Health, she employed a lobbyist for private health companies.

Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis, the medic who tried to hand Ms Alexander the badge, had this to say on Facebook about her departure:

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Her local party now has an opportunity to select a candidate more aligned with Labour’s direction under its leadership. With the right in Lewisham well organised, it is expected to be a tough contest.

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11 responses to “Breaking: Heidi Alexander gone – to Khan’s office

    • It’s all the more reason for RMT to reaffiliate, innit? One less bliarite in the PLP and one to pwn in TfL dispute(s).

  1. Heidi Alexander has been sabotaging and briefing against the Labour party for the last two years.

    The PLP and Party is well rid of this dead weight.

    The key objective is to not replace one Blairite saboteur who damages the electability of the party with another.

  2. Question …what continuing damage can she do from within Kahn office and will her CLP replace with a socialist MP not another Tory lite ?

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