Thursday 1 November 2018 / 5:33 PM Tom Watson

Tracey Crouch has taken a courageous and principled decision to resign from the Government – Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to Tracey Crouch’s resignation, said:

“Tracey Crouch has taken a courageous and principled decision to resign from the Government over Jeremy Wright’s decision to delay cutting the maximum stake on FOBTs.

“She poured her heart and soul into a significant review of these destructive machines, faced down a systematic lobbying attempt by the gambling industry and took the right decision for those suffering from problem gambling, their families and communities.

“The new Secretary of State has threatened all of this good work. He has prioritised corporate interests over victims, profits over public health and greed over good. He should be thoroughly ashamed.”