Peer Andrew Adonis listed for south-west Labour region in European Parliament elections – but will have to suspend his peerage if successful
Europhile Andrew Adonis has been included on Labour’s south-west regional list of candidates in next month’s European Parliament elections – but parliamentary rules prohibit him from remaining as a peer while he serves as an elected member.
Adonis told the SKWAWKBOX:
I am so excited to be fighting for Labour in the South West in these elections. It is absolutely vital that we win and show that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is the only alternative to a ruinous hard Tory Brexit. If I win I will immediately suspend my membership of the House of Lords in line with the rules and recent precedent.
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