Anti-Corbyn London MP becomes first to decline to stand, at least publicly
Jim Fitzpatrick, the Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse constituency in London, has become the first Labour MP – at least publicly – to say he does not wish to stand in the next general election.
Fitzpatrick seemed to find this offensive, tweeting a copy of his letter and commenting:
Fitzpatrick told the Evening Standard that he was “not a fan” of the party leadership and he thought Corbyn would be glad to see the back of him.
Labour saw a number of right-wing councillors self-purge recently – and of course the “Tinge” quitters helped Labour move closer to its genuine identity. It is vital that the majority left membership does not waste the opportunity to select MPs who truly represent them. Organise now.
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