Louise Mensch Is Resigning From The House Of Commons

Louise Mensch

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Conservative Member of Parliament Louise Mensch is resigning according to a statement she put out (via BBC).Mensch — a novelist married to the manager of the band Metallica — said she’s had a hard time balancing her personal/family ambitions with her political career, and that she will be moving along with her family to New York City.

The move, she said, is “devastating but necessary.”

Mensch gained a higher profile as part of the inquiry into phone hacking by News Corp., where she was one of the Members of Parliament to question witnesses.

She’s also, surprisingly, founded a startup to compete with Twitter, which is called Menshn.

Our Adam Taylor interviewed her on that project here.

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