South Shields Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck told ITV she would prefer to go into coalition with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party than with the Liberal Democrats.
Commenting, Rania Ramli, chair of Labour Students, said:
“Labour members will be extremely disappointed at the idea that a Labour MP would consider that putting the vile Farage into power would be an acceptable outcome in any circumstances.
“Labour values are those of openness and internationalism – which is why three-quarters or more want the UK to stay in the EU - and the fact that a Labour MP is prepared to consider putting the Brexit Party into office will dismay our voters all over the UK.
“Emma Lewell-Buck should reconsider her comments and think about how inappropriate it is, in any circumstance or scenario, to be a Labour MP who is open to working with the Brexit Party given the racism and hatred that they have stoked in this country that has impacted on so many people.”
Notes to editors
Lewell-Buck’s remarks can be seen here https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1172078714156437504