Deon P. Green (The Voice) reports that Shadow member and MP for Brent, Dawn Butler—who is of Jamaican heritage—has resigned from her role in Parliament as Shadow Minister for Diverse Communities after adhering to her ‘remain’ stance on Brexit.
The vote in her north London constituency saw 72,523 vote to remain and 48,881 in favour of leaving the EU. In a letter to her constituency Butler wrote:
“I am proud to represent Brent Central and I am proud that we voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU and will vote to reflect views of my constituency who elected me to be their voice in Parliament.
“However, due to my lack of confidence in Theresa May, I have decided that I cannot in good conscience vote for something that I believe will make my constituents worst off.”
Butler Tweeted after her resignation on February 1, that it had, “been an honour to serve in shadow cabinet doing a job I love. Can’t let down future generations voting against poor excuse of a bill”.
Speaking with The Voice, Butler says she will continue to serve her community and was “still extremely honoured to represent Brent Central”. [. . .]
For full article, see http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/whats-next-dawn-butler-mp-after-her-resignation