Merseyside's DPCC Councillor Emily Spurrell resigns her post with immediate effect.

Merseyside / March 18

The Police Commissioner for Merseyside, Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, has announced that her Deputy PCC, Emily Spurrell, has left her position with effect from today, Monday 18th March 2019.

Jane Kennedy said “I am disappointed to report that Emily Spurrell has chosen to resign from her post as my Deputy. She has done so because I confirmed to her that I left the Labour Party after the resignation of Luciana Berger MP and the announcement that Derek Hatton had been re-admitted into party membership.”

“Emily has been an excellent Deputy and has carried forward a number of important projects, in particular leading work on improving the outcomes for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and in developing a regional policy on tackling violence against women and girls.”

“Emily has been aware that I have been deeply disturbed by the abuse suffered by Luciana Berger and other Labour elected members across Merseyside. I was elected to promote action against hate crime, amongst other things, and am no longer able to defend what the Labour Party allows to happen in its name.”

“I will continue to carry out my duties as the Police Commissioner until I retire from office in May 2020.”