The MP for Barrow and Furness, John Woodcock has resigned from the Labour party to sit as an independent MP, The Telegraph understands. In his resignation letter the MP, who is under investigation over allegations of sexual harassment, said Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to appoint an independent investigation for his case led him to leave the party. He also warned Mr Corbyn would be a “risk to UK national security as Prime Minister”. Mr Woodcock, a fierce critic of Mr Corbyn, was suspended in April amid claims he sent inappropriate messages to a member of staff. The MP has consistently said he “does not accept” the allegation against him.
Telegraph 18th July 2018 read more »