Labour’s Angela Rayner has backed calls for the Prime Minister to block the peerage of Claire Fox and described the nomination as an “insult to the people of the North West”.
Commenting on a letter sent to Boris Johnson by Labour MP Charlotte Nichols on Tuesday, the deputy Labour leader said the nomination of the former Brexit MEP had “rightly caused revulsion and real hurt”.
Nichols has urged the Prime Minister to “ensure that Ms Fox is not created a peer”, and wrote that doing so would “show crass insensitivity to victims of terrorism, and to the communities still scarred by the attack 27 years on”.
Responding to the call from her colleague, Rayner said: “Boris Johnson’s failure to block the elevation of Claire Fox to the House of Lords is an insult to the people of the North West.
“The awarding of a life peerage to someone who has repeatedly refused to apologise for her support of the heinous IRA bombing attack in Warrington in 1993 has rightly caused revulsion and real hurt both in Warrington and across our region.