Thelma Walker was a key part of McDonnell’s Shadow Treasury team
Former Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker has resigned her membership of the Labour Party, while expressing solidarity with former party leader Jermey Corbyn.
Ms Walker attended her local branch meeting to tell local members first and then tweeted the news last night:
The loss she represents to the Labour Party was apparent in the responses to her tweet, with Labour activists and former parliamentary colleagues – even a handful from the right of the party – recognising her passion and integrity:
And the reasons for her resignation became more apparent when she responded to a tweet from another former MP:
Tragically for the party and the country, many of those ‘self-aggrandising, toxic and stomach-turning MPs now sit on Labour’s front benches after being promoted by Keir Starmer.
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