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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