Third U.K. Labour Policy Chief Out After Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) -
Britain's former Labour Party shadow Foreign Secretary, Hilary Benn, arrives at his home in London, Britain June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Britain’s former Labour Party shadow Foreign Secretary, Hilary Benn, arrives at his home in London, Sunday. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

Gloria de Piero, youth policy chief for Britain’s opposition Labour Party, resigned on Sunday, British media reported as the party plunged into full-blown crisis in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Media reported that De Piero wrote to party leader Jeremy Corbyn that she did not believe he could deliver a Labour victory at a general election, which may take place within months after Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday he would step down by October.

Earlier, Labour’s foreign policy chief Hilary Benn was sacked after saying he had lost confidence in Corbyn, and health policy chief Heidi Alexander resigned. Corbyn loyalist John McDonnell, the economy policy chief, urged the party to stay together and said Corbyn was “not going anywhere.”