By Joe Young - Politics Editor

Resigned: Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander (Bottom Centre-Right)

Next in the string of resignations comes the resignation of Shadow Health Secretary, Heidi Alexander.

Alexander, who is widely regarded as a pragmatic and loyal Member of Parliament, caused full mutiny with her departure from the Shadow Cabinet.

In an open letter, she said:

“More than ever, our country needs an effective opposition which can hold the government to account and which is a capable of developing a credible and inspiring alternative to an increasingly right-wing and backward-looking Conservative party.

“As much as I respect you as a man of principle, I do not believe you have the capacity to shape the answers our country is demanding and I believe that if we are to form the next government, a change of leadership is essential.”

The full letter was tweeted:

Within moments, Robert Peston, Political Editor of ITV News had tweeted:

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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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