Barnsley MP resigns from Labour front bench

Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock

Stephanie Peacock, the MP for Barnsley East, has resigned as a Labour whip saying she felt in 'all good conscience' she had to vote against any form of second Brexit referendum.

In her resignation letter she told Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that she fully understood and accepted that if an MP could not follow the Labour Whip, the honourable thing to do was to leave the front bench.