Posted on: 14/02/2017
Clive Lewis has resigned as Labour’s shadow business and energy secretary.
Lewis, who is the MP for Norwich South, disagreed with Labour’s support for the Conservative government’s Bill to trigger Article 50, the process for the UK leaving the European Union.
In an exclusive interview, Lewis told the Eastern Daily Press newspaper that he had no plans to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour party.
“I have been in parliament for just over two years, I still have a lot to learn, my plan consists of getting back into a backbench routine,” he said.
Long-Bailey takes over
Corbyn moved quickly to appoint Rebecca Long-Bailey, the MP for Salford and Eccles, as Lewis’s successor.
“I’m pleased to announce appointments to Labour’s Shadow Cabinet,” he said.
“We have a wealth of talent in our party and the strength of our shadow team will develop Labour’s alternative plan to rebuild and transform Britain, so that no one and no community is left behind.”
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