Diane Abbott to step down due to long-term health condition

Diane Abbott [Image: Getty Images].

If Diane Abbott has a long-term health condition, this could explain the mistakes she has made in Labour’s election campaign.

Many people try to soldier on while facing illness, so she is not unusual in this behaviour.

All things considered, though, it might have been better if she had stepped down sooner.

The public will see Labour as more electable now she has stepped down.

Labour is, of course, highly electable at the moment, and you are encouraged to support the party, because it will support you.

Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, is to step down temporarily due to ill health, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The shadow policing minister, Lyn Brown, will stand in for her.

It is understood that Abbott has recently been diagnosed with a long-term health condition, which her doctors have been attempting to manage.

However, it is non-life threatening, and not deemed serious enough to impair her ability to take on the job of home secretary if Labour wins the election.

Speaking on a campaign visit to Glasgow, Corbyn said Abbott was still not well after she pulled out of two election events on Tuesday.

Source: Diane Abbott to step down ‘for the period of her ill health’, Corbyn says | Politics | The Guardian

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7 thoughts on “Diane Abbott to step down due to long-term health condition

  1. Zippi

    I wish her well. I saw her last interview and it was like watching a terrible accident in slow motion. I hope that she gets the support that she needs and focuses on getting well. I wish that Theresa May would do the same. I know what people think of her but she is still a human being and I fear that she is heading toward something very bad.

  2. Barry Davies

    In the last interview she certainly was not herself, she displayed signs of depression, and also some of something I wouldn’t wish on anyone and sincerely hope I am completely wrong, pre senile dementia.

  3. NMac

    Diane is a good person. I wish her well for the future and hope she is soon fit and well again.

  4. Bookworm

    If Corbyn had been supported by all his party from the start maybe Dianne Abbott could’ve stepped down sooner. She’s to be commended for her loyalty to Corbyn in struggling on for so long when suffering from ill health. Hope she’s better soon.

  5. Jeffrey Davies

    Oh whot a woman like corbyn she has had the papers the BBC channels 3 4. 5. Take the p out of her I wonder if these people doing it could have done has she done under great duress may get well to Diane and hope that you get back to fighting these crooks who took us to the cleaners.

  6. david

    It says loads, about the state of the country, that her illness has lead to even more misogynistic & racist comments aimed at her and now she is being targeted with ableist insults too.

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