Dugher departs as Labour starts election campaign
THE DECISION of a second senior Yorkshire MP to stand down tonight threatened to drown out the opening salvos of Labour’s General Election campaign.
South Yorkshire MP Michael Dugher quitting Parliament to ‘make a difference outside of politics’
Former Labour MP Marshall-Andrews defects to Lib Dems
Former Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews has defected to the Lib Dems after describing Jeremy Corbyn’s party as a “political basket case”.
Mr Marshall-Andrews told The Times he had jumped ship in light of the Brexit campaign and Labour’s refusal to stand aside in the Richmond Park by-election.
The QC and barrister was MP for Medway from 1997 to 2010.
A Labour spokesman said: “Bob Marshall-Andrews has not been a member of the Labour Party for some years.”