Ex-Corbyn supporter Louise Haigh MP now backing Owen Smith

Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh opened up a key campaign event for Labour challenger Owen Smith by saying he has the “energy to fight the Tories”.

Ms Haigh was a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn among the new intake of Labour MPs in 2015 and nominated him to become leader, although she later voted for Andy Burnham.

However this morning at the advanced manufacturing park at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, Labour’s youngest MP said people in Yorkshire need a Labour Party that is an obvious “Government in waiting”.

Before welcoming Welsh politician Owen Smith to the stage she said: “He has the ideas, the energy and the fight in him to take it to the Tories to fight austerity and most importantly to deliver a Labour Government with an industrial strategy for highly paid, high skilled jobs, investment in the North and across the UK and a low carbon future for us all.”

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/ex-corbyn-supporter-louise-haigh-mp-now-backing-owen-smith-1-8036285

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