Cruddas resigns from Shadow Cabinet to Chair independent review of why Labour lost

Today Acting Leader Harriet Harman is conducting a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle – but Labour’s Policy Review Co-ordinator Jon Cruddas won’t be a part of that team. He has resigned from the Shadow Cabinet today in order to Chair a review – separate and independent from the party, leadership and individual leadership campaigns – into why Labour lost, and how the party (organisationally, politically and in policy terms) can rebuild in opposition.


Cruddas is thought to already have the LGA and Compass on board with the review, and is approaching other groups, including the trade unions, in order to build broad support for it.

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