By Joe Young - Politics Editor

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of confidence from the Parliamentary Labour Party, throwing serious doubts over his future as Leader.

A mere 19% of Labour MPs backed Corbyn’s Leadership, which has been jeopardised by the Shadow Cabinet Crisis – at this stage, people are resigning who were appointed to fill resignations.

Corbyn and his aides have been incredibly defiant, with Corbyn saying:

“Labour has the responsibility to give a lead where the government will not.”

“I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today’s vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy.

“We are a democratic party, with a clear constitution. Our people need Labour Party members, trade unionists and MPs to unite behind my leadership at a critical time for our country.”

Only time will tell what repercussions this may bring to his party; last time Labour had a split this severe, the Social Democratic Party was formed, which in turn became one half of the Liberal Democrats.

About Joe Young 316 Articles
Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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