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Lee Sheriff will not stand in 2017 General Election

Labour's candidate for the Carlisle constituency in the 2015 General Election has revealed she will not stand this time around.

Lee Sheriff lost out to Conservative John Stevenson by 2,774 votes.

Copeland MP calls for Labour leader to resign in stinging letter

The MP for Copeland Jamie Reed has sent a stinging letter to the under pressure Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calling for his resignation.

Mr. Reed published the following on his Twitter account last night (29th June)

He accused Corbyn of injecting an 'unprecedented poison' into the Labour party, going on to say that the 'Labour party stands for a moral purpose that you do not share.'

Jeremy Corbyn has lost a confidence vote among his MPs by 172 to 40 but is refusing to resign, insisting he still has a "people's mandate" to lead following his landslide victory in the Labour leadership elections last summer.

Cumbria MP explains Shadow Cabinet resignation

Copeland MP Jamie Reed has resigned from his position as Shadow Health Secretary after Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the new Labour Party leader.

Mr Reed, who announced his resignation moments after Corbyn was elected, explained his decision to our Political Correspondent Paul Brand.


Labour leadership hopeful in Carlisle

Andy Burnham to speak in Carlisle Credit: PA

The Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham is appearing in Carlisle this evening. Mr Burnham will talk to supporters at the Old Fire Station at 6:30pm. He is one of four candidates vying for the leadership of the party. The others are Liz Kendall, Jeremy Corbyn and Yvette Cooper. More than 550,000 are eligible to vote in the contest which will be announced on Saturday, 12th September 2015.

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