Far be it from me –

Roger Casale resigns from the British Labour Party

on May 14, 2017

Europa United

Former Labour MP, Roger Casale, has announced that he has resigned from the Labour Party in order to stand for Parliament in the district of Vauxhall and to attempt to prevent incumbent Labour MP, Kate Hoey from retaining her seat.

In a statement announced to Europa United this evening, Mr Casale has written to the British Labour Party and formally resigned as a member of the party.

Mr Casale has been an opponent of Mrs Hoey’s candidature for MP since her decision to openly support the Brexit referendum campaign. Mrs Hoey also voted against unilateral guarantees for EU nationals. In the EU referendum, Vauxhall voted 78% remain and has one of the highest proportions of EU nationals living in Britain.


Current Labour MP for Vauxhall, Kate Hoey

Mr Casale will not, however, stand as an independent candidate and will be running for the Yes2Europe party – a pro-EU party established in wake…

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