Thursday, September 17, 2015

"An agony aunt rather than anything else": Tim Farron and disgruntled Labour

Politics Home tell us that Labour figures concerned by Jeremy Corbyn's leaderhip have been in communication with Tim Farron:
The Liberal Democrat leader said the conversations “may or may not be conclusive” in terms of defections, but that many Labour members “feel deeply distressed” after the election of the left-wing Mr Corbyn. 
“I’ve had various unsolicited texts, some of them over the weekend, where I felt like I was being an agony aunt rather than anything else,” Mr Farron told the Evening Standard. 
“People who have been members of the [Labour] party for as long as I’ve been a member of mine who feel that they don’t recognise their party anymore and feel deeply distressed.” 
He said “some” of those who contacted him were well-known Labour figures, but refused to be drawn on whether they were frontbenchers.

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