Labour peer Lord Norman Warner has resigned the Labour whip saying the party was no longer a credible one, according to reports.
In his resignation letter to party leader Jeremy Corbyn seen by the Guardian, he is reported as saying:
Labour will only win another election with a policy approach that wins back people who have moved to voting Conservative and Ukip, as well as to Greens and SNP. Your approach is unlikely to achieve this shift.
I have watched for some time the declining quality of the Labour party’s leadership, but had not expected the calamitous decline achieved in 2015. The Labour party is no longer a credible party of government-in-waiting.
Warner was Minister of State at the Department of Health under Tony Blair and courted controversy last year after he called for a £10 monthly charge to use the NHS and £20 for every night in hospital.