Tom Harris steps down as shadow minister


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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