Portsmouth councillor John Ferrett quits Labour after Corbyn win

Portsmouth Labour Group Leader and councillor John Ferrett has quit the Labour Party on live radio following the election of party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Monday, 26th September 2016, 8:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:41 pm
Portsmouth Cllr John Ferrett has quit the Labour Party following the election of Jeremy Corbyn

Cllr Farrett dropped the bombshell on BBC Radio Solent around 7.30am this morning.

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In his resignation letter he said: ‘I am proud to have been part of a Labour family that treated each other with civility and kindness. Unfortunately since the disastorous decision of MPs to nominate Corbyn, even though they did not support him, the party has been plunged in to an internecine conflict that I believe has destroyed the chances of the party ever governing again.’

He went on to say that he ‘could not advocate to voters that they elect a Labour government with Jeremy Corbyn at the helm.’

Cllr Ferrett said he would continue to serve the ward of paulsgrove as an independent councillor.