The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (PL) cannot be a member of parliament anymore. This comes following a unanimous decision for a change in statute during an Extraordinary General Conference.
Furthermore, the Deputy Leader cannot contest a general election unless having resigned at least two years prior.
The Prime Minister and Leader of the PL Robert Abela stated that after the party’s 100th anniversary, change is a necessary part of staying updated. The motion was tabled by the National Executive Committee and approved unanimously by Labour Party members.
The most recent Deputy Leader of the PL was Chris Cardona. He refused to resign over allegations that he was involved in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. PM Abela then had to formally ask for Cardona’s resignation.