Friday, 15 May 2015

Chuka Umunna: No Scandal

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has withdrawn from the Labour party leadership contest, just days after throwing his hat into the ring.

The MP, 36, said in a statement that he was not comfortable with the level of pressure and scrutiny that came with being a leadership candidate.

Mr Umunna also cited concerns about the impact of the bid on his family.

The BBC's Nick Robinson says Mr Umunna has been distressed by the level of scrutiny on him and his family.

He added that he understood there was no scandal that lay behind his decision to step aside...


Update: Note 'scare quotes'. Thanks to NMD. x

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