CORBYN’S SHADOW CABINET CRISIS – PART FIVE

By Joe Young - Politics Editor

Resigned: Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration Gloria De Piero (Not Pictured)

Gloria De Piero, Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration was next to resign.

De Piero, who shot into the public eye after her high-profile campaign to get more women on banknotes, wrote to Jeremy Corbyn and said:

“I have always enjoyed a warm personal relationship with you and I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve in your shadow cabinet. I accepted that invitation because I thought it was right to support you in your attempt to achieve the Labour victory the country so badly needs.

“I do not believe you can deliver that victory at a general election, which may take place in a matter of months. I have been contacted by many of my members this weekend and It is clear that a good number of them share that view and have lost faith in your leadership.”

De Piero is widely seen as an extremely popular MP who is good at engaging with non-Labour supporters. Only time will tell what the absence of such a figure in the Shadow Cabinet may mean for Corbyn. The score now stands at 3-2.

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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