Tom Harris steps down as shadow minister

12th June, 2013 1:07 pm

Tom Harris has announced that he’s stepping down from the Shadow DEFRA team, as the job is incompatible with his family commitments. Writing for the Telegraph, he said:

“I know where my priorities lie; the task of juggling front bench responsibilities and being a husband and father to a young family located 400 miles away is simply beyond me.”

His decision will doubtless (and rightly) reignite the debate about how family-unfriendly the Commons is…

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  • Daniel Speight

    Bye-bye Tom.

  • John Ruddy

    Its not about how family-unfriendly the commons is – after all Tom is still staying on as an MP. Its about the demands of being a shadow minister and having a young family.


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