Brexit: British opposition Labour health policy chief resigns

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Brexit: British opposition Labour health policy chief resigns
Heidi Alexander

London - Heidi Alexander first shadow minister to resign after Hilary Benn sacking

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Published: Sun 26 Jun 2016, 11:47 AM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jun 2016, 9:47 PM

The health policy chief of Britain's Labour Party resigned on Sunday, saying the country needed a credible opposition after voting to leave the European Union and that she did not believe party leader Jeremy Corbyn could provide it.
"As much as I respect you as a man of principle, I do not believe you have the capacity to shape the answers our country is demanding and I believe that if we are to form the next Government, a change of leadership is essential," Heidi Alexander wrote to Corbyn in a letter she posted on Twitter.

Alexander's resignation comes after Labour's foreign policy chief Hilary Benn also told Corbyn he had lost confidence in his leadership, prompting Corbyn to sack Benn.
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