Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson stands down as MP

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Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has announced he will be stepping down as an MP.

Mr Watson, who had represented West Bromwich East since 2001, said in a letter to party leader Jeremy Corbyn that “serving the Labour Party has been the privilege of a lifetime.”

Mr Watson, 52, joined Labour in 1982 and was elected as the party’s deputy leader in 2015.

Mr Watson, who is regarded as a party moderate, has had a number of public spats with Labour’s left-wing.

Via Sky News

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