Jeremy Corbyn backs Kezia Dugdale's decision to enter I'm a Celebrity and says she shouldn't be suspended

Kezia Dugdale has attracted plenty of criticism for her decision

Kezia Dugdale has opted to takoe part in I'm a Celebrity, and plenty of people are unhappy

Monday, November 20, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has rubbished suggestions that former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale faces suspension because she is due to appear on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

Corbyn said it was Dugdale's decision to appear on the reality showm, adding that he didn't think it was appropriate to suspend her. 

Dugdale's successor as Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard, said he "was a bit disapointed" by her choice to enter the jungle and added that, while suspension had not been his first thought, he needed to chat through the situation with his colleagues.

Tory MP Nadine Dorries was suspended by her party for appearing on the show back in 2012, before being reinstalled a year later.

When asked about this precedent, Leonard said "I don't know the circumstances of Nadine Dorries and I dont at this stage know all of the circumstance of Kezia's decision, so we will need to give that due consideration over the next few days."

Leonard's leadership rival, Anas Sarwar, said he would prefer that Dugdale was in the Scottish Parliament focusing on education, the NHS, and employability, rather than kangaroo testicles. 

He added that he hoped Dugdale "eats every bug possible so she fully enjoys that experience".