Tom Watson: how I lost seven stone and reversed my type 2 diabetes Emine Saner Labour’s deputy leader cut out sugar, took up exercise and radically transformed his health. Tom Watson, who performed the ultimate political vanishing trick by quitting as an MP ahead of December's election , has in fact been disappearing before our eyes for the last couple of years. Tom Watson, who was deputy leader of the Labour Party and once referred to an obscure rock band in a resignation letter, has been appointed to a senior role in the music industry.Mr Watson is the new