Labour MP submits no confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn

‘The result of the European Union leaves this country in a mess’

Leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

 

A senior UK Labour Party MP has tabled a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn following the referendum vote to leave the EU.

Dame Margaret Hodge submitted a motion, seconded by backbencher Ann Coffey, to the Parliamentary Labour Party, her office said.

“The result of the European Union leaves this country in a mess,” said Ms Coffey. “Leaders have to take responsibility and he has to take his share of responsibility for this, and he should resign.

“I think over the weeks there has been consistent dissatisfaction with him over the referendum campaign, that is not something that is new really, and that dissatisfaction has increased rather than decreased towards the end of the campaign.

“So this motion gives the parliamentary party . . . their own right to have a view about his leadership.”

– PA