Nessa Childers the Labour MEP for Ireland East has resigned from the Parliamentary Labour Party citing the partys actions in Government as her reasons. She has decided to remain a member of the Labour Party.
I assume she is remaining a member of the party in order to stay attached to the S&D grouping of the European Parliament. If she left the Labour Party completely she would have to move to the Non-Inscrits seats and lose the benefits of being a group member.
I havent seen any announcment about whether she will run or not in the European Parliamentary Elections in 2014. If she runs as an independent she will prevent Labour from having any chance (which is slim as it is) from retaining the seat.
This resignation also leaves Labour in the predicament of having two unelected MEPs left in the European Parliament. Emer Costello in Dublin and Phil Prendergast in South. With the recent opinion polls its going to be hard for Labour to retain their seats and this is a further blow to them.