As you probably now know Sarah Teather MP has announced that she will not be seeking re-election. She announced this via an article in the Observer. However, as Jonathan Calder observes the paper misses a salient point: there is a reason that Teather faces difficulty’s above and beyond those of other parliamentarians uncomfortable with the direction of the government:
There are plenty of people in the party who agree with Sarah on immigration and social security. The reason she feels isolated is that she failed to support equal marriage, with the result that many who are her natural allies no longer trust her.