Iain McNicol, the General Secretary of the Labour Party, has confirmed that he is to stand down from his role. It is expected that a replacement more loyal to Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, will replace him. He will remain in his post until a replacement is appointed.
McNicol said in a statement:
“It’s been an absolute honour and a privilege to serve as general secretary of the Labour party. I have now decided to move on to pursue new challenges in the service of the Labour party and wider labour movement”.
Jeremy Corbyn said:
“I would like to personally thank Iain McNicol for his long and dedicated service to the Labour party”.