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Why we are sorry to see Anne McGuire leave Labour’s front bench

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Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people has told us that she is resigning from the party’s front bench. She also leaves her role in the Labour Task force, led by Sir Bert Massie, former chair of the Disability Rights Commission, which is currently investigating effective and legislative ways to break the established link between disability and poverty.

Anne McGuire has been shadow minister since October 2011, and has been a highly respected minister for disabled people for three years in the last Labour Government.

Anne – who herself has a long-term health condition – has insisted that it was her own decision to leave the role, and she has stated: “I just thought it was the time for me to go”.  She added: “I have been both the minister for disabled people and the shadow minister for over five years taken together and I think it is time…

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