Next in the string of resignations comes the resignation of Shadow Health Secretary, Heidi Alexander.
Alexander, who is widely regarded as a pragmatic and loyal Member of Parliament, caused full mutiny with her departure from the Shadow Cabinet.
In an open letter, she said:
“More than ever, our country needs an effective opposition which can hold the government to account and which is a capable of developing a credible and inspiring alternative to an increasingly right-wing and backward-looking Conservative party.
“As much as I respect you as a man of principle, I do not believe you have the capacity to shape the answers our country is demanding and I believe that if we are to form the next government, a change of leadership is essential.”
The full letter was tweeted:
It is with a heavy heart that I have this morning resigned from the Shadow Cabinet. pic.twitter.com/amBRk30RtR
— Heidi Alexander (@heidi_mp) June 26, 2016
Within moments, Robert Peston, Political Editor of ITV News had tweeted:
So the shadow cabinet members resigning with Hilary Benn are those who voted with him on Syria plus two others. They are calling it Jexit
— Robert Peston (@Peston) June 26, 2016