Following the EU referendum result, the Labour party has lost dozens of MPs in protest at the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. Including several figures from the shadow education cabinet.
Lucy Powell MP, former Shadow Education Secretary
I’ve just spoken to Jeremy Corbyn to tell him that with regret I’m resigning from the Shadow Cabinet. pic.twitter.com/deLbWYaczd
— Lucy Powell MP (@LucyMPowell) June 26, 2016
Sharon Hodgson MP, former Shadow Education Minister
— Sharon Hodgson MP (@SharonHodgsonMP) June 27, 2016
Jess Phillips MP, former Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Shadow Education Team
— Jess Phillips MP (@jessphillips) June 27, 2016
Pat Glass MP, former Shadow Minister for Children and Families and replacement Shadow Education Secretary following Lucy Powell’s resignation
It is with a heavy heart that I have today resigned as Shadow SoS Education. My dream job but the situation is untenable
— Pat Glass (@PatGlassMP) June 29, 2016
In the Conservative party, former Education Secretary Michael Gove is to stand for leadership, current Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is said to be considering her nomination. Nomination is expected to close at midday today.