A quiet return to the backbenches is unlikely for Clive
- Credit: copyright: Archant 2014
Clive Lewis claimed he had not yet made up his mind when he was met by cameras as he left his house on the morning of what will be seen as a career defining moment.
In reality, the Norwich South MP had little choice but to resign after making it clear he could not back Brexit if Labour attempts to amend the Prime Minister's legislation were not successful. They were not.
Whether he likes it or not, this bold decision will define him.
If he wanted to dampen talk of a future leadership bid, this will have done little to quell that speculation.
But it is unlikely that it would be him that set off that chain of events.
You may also want to watch:
There was no malice in his resignation and a genuine warmth on Jeremy Corbyn's part. Mr Lewis' reticence was a fear of damaging Labour's prospects in the upcoming Stoke by-election. It was no rash decision. But a quiet return to the backbenches is unlikely after he has secured his place in history.
- 1 Fire crews battling large house blaze
- 2 Seven cosy pubs to visit in Norfolk this winter
- 3 Ford and Jaguar crash in second incident near village in same night
- 4 Jailed this week: Primark brawl, attempted murder and abuse
- 5 Roof collapses into home after major blaze engulfs it
- 6 Three cars crash and two end up in ditches on rural road
- 7 BBC Autumnwatch returns to Norfolk for another season
- 8 Road closed after crash involving car and two tractors
- 9 £6.1m shopping street revamp will take half of 2022 to complete
- 10 Parking debate and police focus part of crackdown on 'keyed' cars