Tom Harris now ‘lead non-exec director’ in Westminster Scotland Office
Former Labour MP Tom Harris has taken a job working for the Tory government, in its Scotland Office. Harris is from the party’s right and was a hardened opponent of Jeremy Corbyn. He lost his seat in 2015 as part of the collapse of Scottish Labour driven by right-wing arrogance and its closeness to the Tories over the Scottish independence referendum.
This is not Harris’s first move toward the Tories. He took over from Dan Hodges as a Telegraph columnist after Hodges left for the Daily Mail.
Those who struggle to see much difference between the Labour right and the Tories will be unsurprised. Other Corbyn opponents such as Ian Austin, John Mann and John Woodcock have taken jobs working on behalf of the Tories as well as receiving peerages.
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