The right thing to do: MPs react to Andrea Leadsom’s decision to quit

The right thing to do: MPs react to Andrea Leadsom’s decision to quit

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Fellow Conservative Get together MPs have described Andrea Leadsom’s choice to go away the British Authorities as a result of its Brexit strategy as “completely the fitting factor to do”, whereas a Labour MP wished her nicely.

Scottish Tory Ross Thomson tweeted: “Unhappy to see @andrealeadsom depart Authorities however completely the appropriate factor to do.

“This new Settlement breaks the final promise that was potential to interrupt on a second EU referendum.”

One other Conservative MP, Chris Heaton-Harris, tweeted: “An excellent disgrace, however utterly comprehensible.

“Tomorrow she would have needed to announce a Invoice containing parts (2nd referendum and Customs Union) that she merely couldn't help in good religion.”

In the meantime, Labour’s deputy chief Tom Watson criticised Mrs Leadsom’s choice to step down on the eve of the European elections, calling it a “slap within the face” for her Tory colleagues.

He tweeted: “I settle for that she might need to go however to do it the night time earlier than an election seems to be odd.

“It’s additionally a slap within the face to Tory get together members who're working exhausting to get their candidates elected tomorrow.”

Labour MP Jess Phillips stated she favored Mrs Leadsom and recommended her work in serving to to introduce proxy voting for MPs.

“I favored Leadsom she had our again within the complaints course of and she or he was very important within the proxy voting,” tweeted Ms Phillips.

“I feel she’s improper about second referendum threatening the union and being divisive however I want her nicely.”

In a press release posted to his get together’s web site, Labour chairman Ian Lavery stated the resignation of Mrs Leadsom exhibits “the Prime Minister’s authority is shot and her time is up”.

“Whereas the Tories are ripping themselves aside, our nation is in disaster. The Authorities has made a catastrophic mess of the Brexit negotiations, our metal business is underneath menace and common credit score is pushing individuals into poverty.

“For the sake of the nation, Theresa Might must go, and we'd like a direct common election.”

Conservative MP Craig Tracey appeared to mock the state of affairs as Theresa Might misplaced a key member of her Cupboard.

“Simply heard Larry the Downing Road Cat is contemplating his place,” he tweeted.

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