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Momentum-Backed Mayor Hopeful Jamie Driscoll 'Hypocritical' For Sending Children To Private School

A Labour party mayoral hopeful has been asked to abandon his campaign after allegations emerged that he sent his children to private school. The chairman of the Newcastle branch of Momentum, Jamie Driscoll, is running on a left-wing platform to be the party’s candidate for the newly-created North of Tyne mayor post. But he has been accused of hypocrisy amid claims he sent his two primary school-aged children to Dame Allan’s School, in Newcastle, a fee-paying institution which charges parents as much as £3,473 per term. A senior Labour source confirmed the issue has...


Published By: huffingtonpost - Friday, 14 December, 2018