17 Jul 2023

North of Tyne mayor resigns from Labour saying party loyalty ‘broken down in the north east’

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The North of Tyne mayor Jamie Driscoll has resigned from the Labour party after it blocked him from running for mayor of the north-east.

Mr Driscoll – who’s been described as the ‘last Corbynista in power’ – said he plans to run against Labour as an independent when the new Mayoralty is elected next year if he can raise £25,000 by the end of August.