Labour Party: Diane Abbott has said she will ‘rejoin the fray soon’
Diane Abbot the shadow home secretary tweeted Wednesday: “Touched by all the messages of support. Still standing! Will rejoin the fray soon. Vote Labour!”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced Wednesday morning that Lyn Brown will step in for Abbott whilst she is unwell until rejoins the party.
Corbyn said today: “Of course Diane is somebody that works extremely hard and represents her community very well and I have to say has received totally unfair levels of attack and abuse not just recently – over many years.”
A spokesman for Labour’s international trade said on TalkRadio: Diane is clearly not well and I understand that it is a condition which has been diagnosed and is long-term.”
“I think anybody who has seen her in the past couple of weeks would realise that she was showing that she was not well, in the way in which she had been operating.”
He added: “Everybody is aware that Diane didn’t perform well in a couple of programmes, but what we didn’t know was why and I think that has now become clear.”