Stephanie's Resignation

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 22nd March, Stephanie resigned her position as a Labour Party Whip last week in order to vote against the prospect of a second referendum on the UK's exit from the European Union. 

Commenting, Stephanie said: 

“In 2016, Barnsley voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union, and a year later I was elected by the people of Barnsley East on a manifesto promise to respect this decision.

“I have long been honest and clear that I feel a second referendum risks undermining this result and ignoring the clear message we received at the ballot box both locally and nationally to leave EU

“Simply abstaining on the issue of a second referendum was not sufficient in honouring this commitment, and I felt compelled to resign my frontbench position in the Party and vote against this approach.

“It has been a privilege serving the Labour Party on the frontbench as we face down this damaging Tory Government and their woeful handling of our exit from the EU.

“But I will always prioritise my representation of the people of Barnsley East who elected me, and the commitments I have made to them.”

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