Jennie Formby tweets a message of love for the NHS
Labour’s outstanding general secretary Jennie Formby has tweeted a message she sent to staff and MPs this morning, informing them she has been diagnosed with breast cancer:
While a subset of right-wing ‘Labour’ MPs have been coordinating attempts to bully the indomitable general secretary and briefing to the press against her, she has been working hard and selflessly to bring the party admin she inherited into a fit state – all while apparently keeping the stress and worry of the diagnostic process to herself in order to focus on the job without distracting her staff or looking for sympathy.
How typical of her that in making the announcement she writes more about our NHS and the need for voters to support Labour to protect it than she does of herself.
Hopefully those MPs who participated in the disgraceful behaviour of the last few months are suitably ashamed of themselves this morning – but it’s doubtful.
The Labour Party made an outstanding choice when it appointed Ms Formby to her role. Please send messages of solidarity as a response to her tweet here.