November 6, 2019 / 8:15 PM / 10 days ago

British Labour party deputy leader Watson to stand down at election

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Tom Watson, the deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party, on Wednesday said he would stand down as a lawmaker at December’s election, citing personal reasons.

“Now is the right time for me to stand down from the House of Commons and start a different kind of life. The decision is personal, not political,” Watson said in a letter to party leader Jeremy Corbyn, adding that he would continue as Deputy Leader until the election on Dec. 12. (Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by William James)

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