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Tom Harris resigns from Labour amid antisemitism row

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A former Labour MP and transport minister has resigned from the party after more than three decades as a member amid the ongoing antisemitism row.

Tom Harris, who represented Glasgow constituencies in the Commons for 14 years until 2015, said his decision was personal and that he did not plan to join another party.

However, Harris, a critic of Labour’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said in his resignation letter sent to the party’s HQ last week that it was “just not the place for me any more”.

Harris told the Scottish newspaper the Herald: “It’s not a comment on any people who have chosen to remain. This is just what’s right for me. It’s just a personal thing.”