Durham City MP quits as Labour shadow minister in Jeremy Corbyn row

Roberta Blackman-Woods.
Roberta Blackman-Woods.
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Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods has resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow team.

Dr Blackman-Woods, who served as Shadow Housing Minister, is the latest MP to resign from Labour's top benches as pressure mounts against Mr Corbyn.

The opposition leader announced a new Shadow Cabinet lineup this morning after a series of resignations on Sunday. He has also received strong support from loyalists and grassroots party members.

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In her resignation letter, Ms Blackman-Woods said tells Mr Corbyn: "I have seen you to be a decent and honest man.

"However, I think the qualities of a leader must go beyond this and inspire, represent a wide range of Labour Party opinion, and most important of all, connect with the public to communicate Labour's message and shape it by listening to voters' concerns."