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Jamie Reed, the MP for Copeland in west Cumbria since 2005, told the Guardian he was resigning because he believed he could achieve more for his community in his new job, working for the nuclear processing site Sellafield, than on the backbenches.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/21/corbyn-critic-jamie-reed-quits-labour-mp-byelection-copeland

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46 minutes ago, SarahBell said:

Jamie Reed, the MP for Copeland in west Cumbria since 2005, told the Guardian he was resigning because he believed he could achieve more for his community in his new job, working for the nuclear processing site Sellafield, than on the backbenches.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/21/corbyn-critic-jamie-reed-quits-labour-mp-byelection-copeland

Award for strangest idea of the year?

Sellafield is in Cumbria.

Lobbying or more money/jobs/whatever is probably a better option that working in the toxic waste of the Labour party.

Anyhow, a majority of 2k. Be interesting to see who wins.

Im betting Cons.

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31 minutes ago, Riedquat said:

Sellafield is easily the biggest employer in the area (an area without much in the way of jobs). It's not a completely irrational argument.

Yes and he used to work there.

I imagine he suspects he'd have been deselected anyway.

Cynical side: is leaving now timed well financially?

 

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41 minutes ago, spyguy said:

Anyhow, a majority of 2k. Be interesting to see who wins.

Im betting Cons.

If Labour put forward someone who follows Corbyn's anti-nuclear stance they won't stand a chance.

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If they have offered a good job and pension then working within 5, 10 or 20 miles of home in a beautiful part of the UK, even if it is allegedly a tad radioactive, is preferable than the stress of travelling to/from Londonstan.

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7 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

If they have offered a good job and pension then working within 5, 10 or 20 miles of home in a beautiful part of the UK, even if it is allegedly a tad radioactive, is preferable than the stress of travelling to/from Londonstan.

West Cumbria isn't a beautiful part of the world, it's a depressing dump. It just happens to be next to a beautiful part of the world.

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40 minutes ago, Riedquat said:

If Labour put forward someone who follows Corbyn's anti-nuclear stance they won't stand a chance.

Not to worry.

Labour's position on nuclear subs/Trident should see them do OK in that area ....

 

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Political career going nowhere.

Six hour commute on the train (when it runs).

New diagnosis of type I diabetes mellitus so needs to take more care with timing and quality of meals (i.e. snacking on the train not the best idea).

School-age children.

Slightly more money at Sellafield

Makes sense to me.

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2 hours ago, Riedquat said:

West Cumbria isn't a beautiful part of the world, it's a depressing dump. It just happens to be next to a beautiful part of the world.

You probably wouldn't want to live in the coastal towns like Whitehaven and St Bees but Sellafield is easily commutable from the areas within the national park. The roads aren't too busy either.

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12 hours ago, ThePiltdownMan said:

You probably wouldn't want to live in the coastal towns like Whitehaven and St Bees but Sellafield is easily commutable from the areas within the national park. The roads aren't too busy either.

It would be commutable but good luck in finding anything affordable in the national park. Whitehaven and St Bees don't seem that bad (by West Cumbrian standards), the real charm is found in such delightful locations as Egremont and Cleator Moor (although had an interesting wander around the last iron mine in Egremont once).

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7 hours ago, hotairmail said:

Anyone just resigning their seat because they feel like it like this guy,  Blair or Cameron, or in a flounce like Goldsmith, should have to pay the full costs of the election.

+1

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On 21/12/2016 at 7:37 PM, ThePiltdownMan said:

You probably wouldn't want to live in the coastal towns like Whitehaven and St Bees but Sellafield is easily commutable from the areas within the national park. The roads aren't too busy either.

I wouldn`t want to live anywhere where French spies are allowed to sneak into the UK so easily.

Thank God that the Eastern coast is much better defended from such atrocities by staunch fellows such as myself...

 

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