Former shadow Welsh Secretary stripped of the party whip
A former shadow Welsh Secretary, Neath MP Christina Rees, has been stripped of the Labour party whip, reportedly following allegations of bullying.
Christina Rees will now sit as an independent in the House of Commons and will not be a party member until the matter is resolved.
It means that three of 40 Welsh MPs are now sitting as independents, with former Plaid Cymru Mp Jonathan Edwards and Tory MP Rob Roberts also doing so.
In a statement, Rees said: “There has been a complaint made against me to the Labour party, which is under investigation and I am therefore under an administrative suspension until the process is concluded.
“I’m not aware of the details of the complaint but I am fully cooperating with the investigation.”
According to the Guardian newspaper, local party members had gone to Labour HQ with accusations of bullying.
Christina Rees served as shadow Wales secretary when Jeremy Corbyn was Labour leader, between February 2017 and April 2020, and been MP for Neath since 2015.
She joins Jeremy Corbyn, Claudia Webber and Rupa Huq as independents who have had the Labour whip withdrawn.
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Kinder, gentler politics…
There’s that unnamed source again, about time any socialists left in Labour stopped funding the party, you might as well be giving your money to the tories or lib dems,
Starmer is the deep state’s enforcer. Horrible thought that we have more liberty with Liz Truss, than the charmer who’s path to power is now being cleared. He is very much the globalist that Macron is; it’s all about control. Cymru needs people who care for it.
“More liberty with Liz Truss”?! Examples please.
breathtaking opinions here trashing Starmer when for most observers, Ed Miliband and Corbyn were the catalyst for Johnston and now Truss being in power trashing the economy and UK politics. Not to mention crowbarring Brexit on to us!
Presumably you’re not familiar with starmer’s involvement with the PSNI or his work with the DPP, he is as dodgy as any tory politician, he doesn’t get half the criticism he deserves.
This is nothing to what will happen to the Labour Party if they win the next election- there is a very uneasy truce between the left and right at the moment although the odd crack does appear- both sides are keeping quiet but when they get power watch out for a massive split-