A BARNSLEY MP has resigned Labour’s front bench after rebelling from the party line to vote against a second Brexit vote.
Stephanie Peacock said the people of her Barnsley East constituency had voted for Brexit and had voted for her following a promise to honour the result of the 2016 referendum.
In a letter to Jeremy Corbyn, she said in ‘all good conscience’ she had to vote against any form of second Brexit referendum and resigned as a Labour whip.
She was among 17 Labour MPs who defied the leadership in Parliament.
She said: “I was elected on the Labour Manifesto that pledged to respect the result of the 2016 EU referendum.
“The people of Barnsley elected me to honour that promise and that is what I did.
“I believe the people spoke in 2016 and we need to enact their decision.
"I entirely understand and accept that if a Member of Parliament cannot follow the Labour whip the honourable thing to do is to leave the front bench.
“It has been a privilege to serve in the whips’ office and this is not a decision I have taken lightly.
“I look forward to working with you to deliver a Labour government.”