SNP’s Mhairi Black steps down, the deputy Westminster leader, won’t contest her seat at the next general election, blaming the “toxic” Commons environment.
Black was the youngest MP elected in over 300 years, and shows that not much seems to have changed in that time.
Explaining her decision, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South said: “Honestly, because I’m tired, is a big part of it. And the thing that makes me tired is Westminster.
Black is the sixth SNP MP to announce they will not contest the next general election, including former Westminster leader Ian Blackford.
Mhairi Black steps down
“I think it is one of the most unhealthy workplaces that you could ever be in. It’s a toxic environment. Just the entire design of the place and how it functions is just the opposite of everything that I find comfortable.
“It’s definitely a poisonous place. Whether that’s because of what folk can get away with in it or the number of personal motivations and folk having ulterior motives for things, and it’s just not a nice place to be in.”
Here is one of her barnstorming speech…
She shared her thoughts in a Twitter post.