Russell-Moyle has released the following statement on his resignation.
Russell-Moyle is the second double-barrelled departure in less than a month following Rebecca Long-Bailey's sacking. The mini-exodus leaves a tiny handful of Corbyn loyalists on Starmer's front bench, the most senior of which is Andy McDonald (Shadow Secretary of State for Employent Rights and Protections).
Corbyn critic and former Labour MP Ian Austin mocked Russell-Moyle's decision on Twitter, calling it 'heartbreaking'. The Jewish Labour Movement also welcomed his departure, releasing the following statement.