Heidi Alexander quits as Labour MP to be London deputy mayor

Resignation of Alexander, who left Corbyn’s frontbench in 2016, to spark battle for her safe seat The Labour MP Heidi Alexander will quit the House of Commons to be Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for transport, setting in motion what could be a fierce battle for her safe south London seat. Alexander, the former shadow health secretary who quit Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench during the string of resignations over his leadership in 2016 , will replace the long-serving deputy mayor, Val Shawcross, when she retires in the summer. Continue reading...

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