Jennie Formby resigns as Labour Party general secretary
Former Unite official Jennie Formby has resigned as general secretary of the Labour Party.
She was in the role for just over two years, and this morning said: “When I applied for the role of general secretary in 2018 it was because I wanted to support Jeremy Corbyn, who inspired so many people to get involved in politics with his message of hope, equality and peace.
“It has been a huge privilege to be general secretary of the largest political party in Europe for the last two years, but now we have a new leadership team it is the right time to step down.
“I would like to thank Jeremy, our members and my staff colleagues who have given me so much support during what has been a very challenging period, in particular when I was suffering from ill health.
“I wish Keir and Angela the very best of luck in taking the party forward and leading Labour to victory at the next general election.”
Unite political director Anneliese Midgley tweeted: “Thank you to Jennie Formby for her dedication and service to the Labour Party and trade union movement.”
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