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Momentum militant who hopes to bring Britain to a standstill is Corbyn’s former private secretary

Jeremy Corbyn’s former private secretary wants CHAOS on the streets: Momentum militant Laura Parker who hopes to bring Britain to a standstill over the suspension of Parliament

  • Corbyn’s former private secretary hopes to today bring Britain to a standstill
  • Momentum activist Laura Parker, 49, urges supporters to ‘shut down the streets’
  • She stood as a Labour candidate in the European Parliament elections this year

Laura Parker, 49, is the hard-Left group’s national coordinator who has been urging supporters to ‘shut down the streets’

The Momentum militant hoping to bring Britain to a standstill is Jeremy Corbyn’s former private secretary.

Laura Parker, 49, is the hard-Left group’s national coordinator who has been urging supporters to ‘shut down the streets’.

The activist faced criticism last year after she dismissed widespread claims of anti-Semitism and bullying within the group as ‘mud-slinging’ and smears.

Unlike many of Corbyn’s key allies, Miss Parker, who is the daughter of a university professor and a school teacher, attended her local comprehensive in Leeds.

She graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Latin American studies and a master’s in public administration, and speaks Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian, Bulgarian and Portuguese.

She is married to Italian entrepreneur and politician Stefano Ciccone, 55, with whom she shares a very modern living arrangement. 

Unlike many of Corbyn’s key allies, Miss Parker, who is the daughter of a university professor and a school teacher, attended her local comprehensive in Leeds. Mr Corbyn is pictured above yesterday in Calderbank, near Glasgow

Unlike many of Corbyn’s key allies, Miss Parker, who is the daughter of a university professor and a school teacher, attended her local comprehensive in Leeds. Mr Corbyn is pictured above yesterday in Calderbank, near Glasgow

She told The Times last year that her ‘capitalist’ husband lives in Italy while she shares a rented house with a friend in Clapham, south-west London, because she cannot afford to buy in the capital.

When Miss Parker stood down as private secretary to Mr Corbyn in September 2017 after 19 months in the job, it was described as ‘a big loss to the operation’.

She later became Momentum’s national coordinator and stood as a Labour candidate in the European Parliament elections this year. 

Of her election campaign, she wrote on her Facebook: ‘If elected as an MEP, I’ll work to build an internationalist, socialist movement that will link up activists and campaigns across the continent.

‘This is a cause that is close to my heart. I lived and worked in Bulgaria, Romania, Belgium and Italy for 17 years of my life, and my husband is an EU citizen facing the same uncertainty millions of others face.’

Before entering politics, she spent 15 years working for children’s charities.

John McDonnell is pictured at a protest this week. Unlike many of Corbyn’s key allies, Miss Parker, who is the daughter of a university professor and a school teacher, attended her local comprehensive in Leeds

John McDonnell is pictured at a protest this week. Unlike many of Corbyn’s key allies, Miss Parker, who is the daughter of a university professor and a school teacher, attended her local comprehensive in Leeds

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