Third UK Labour policy chief out after Brexit vote

British shadow Minister for Young People Gloria De Piero (left) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at a campaign event in London on May 10, 2016.
British shadow Minister for Young People Gloria De Piero (left) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at a campaign event in London on May 10, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Gloria de Piero, the youth policy chief for Britain's opposition Labour Party, resigned on Sunday (June 26), British media reported as the party plunged into full-blown crisis in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Media reported that De Piero wrote to party leader Jeremy Corbyn to say she did not believe he could deliver a Labour victory at a general election, which may take place within months after Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday he would step down by October.

Earlier, Labour's foreign policy chief Hilary Benn was sacked after saying he had lost confidence in Corbyn, and health policy chief Heidi Alexander resigned. Corbyn loyalist John McDonnell, the economy policy chief, urged the party to stay together and said Corbyn was "not going anywhere".