Monday, March 19, 2018
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn loses confidence vote in UK

Labour parliament members vote 172 to 40 against Jeremy Corbyn, days after Brexit referendum.

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, has lost a confidence vote within his party, following the referendum to leave the European Union. 

Labour members of parliament (MPs) voted 172 to 40 on Tuesday against Corbyn, only two days after key members of his shadow cabinet announced their resignation.

The vote is non-binding and Corbyn said he would not resign, in a statement issued shortly after the vote.

"I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60 percent of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning," he said.

"Today's vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy." Corbyn said.

He said he still has support in the party's rank and file.

Corbyn has been criticised for not campaigning hard enough in support of EU membership, and had failed to convince millions of voters in the party's heartlands to back "Remain".

Many fear that should another general election be held following the Brexit, or British exit, vote, Corbyn would fail to inspire voters towards the Labour Party - the main opposition to the ruling Conservative leadership.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Prophet Caputa attracts pilgrims to see the Virgin Mary

Read More

Russia expels 23 UK diplomats in retaliatory move in spy row

Read More

Brussels ends Saudi concession for its Great Mosque

Read More

Tariq Ramadan maintains innnocence in new video

Read More

Putin 'highly likely' behind nerve-agent attack: Boris Johnson

Read More

UK to send sample to OPCW after nerve-agent attack on former spy

Read More


Employee of the French consulate accused of smuggling dozens of weapons from Gaza Strip to the West Bank.

Read More


Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:



Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Week in Pictures

One year under Trump

Gun violence in US