By Selwyn Manning - Scoop Co-Editor
ALP Leader Mark Latham has resigned his leadership of the Party and also from the Australian parliament to concentrate on recovering from a pancreas illness.
Latham issued a statement earlier today commenting that news about his health had "not been good".
"I have been told to rest and not to work — advice I am trying to follow.
"Over the past fortnight I have
tried to take a total break, do a few simple things with my
family and make the best recovery possible. Notwithstanding
the obvious difficulties now, on the advice of my doctors
and after consultation with colleagues, I will continue with
this approach. I have spent this period with my family,
including some time at Terrigal, where I was mostly confined
to our unit," Mark Latham