Brexit Fallout: Jeremy Corbyn Defiant Despite No Confidence Motion

Corbyn became party leader in 2015 on a surprise wave of grassroots enthusiasm for his Left-wing agenda.

Published28 Jun 2016, 05:22 PM IST
World
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Lawmakers from Britain’s opposition Labour Party have backed a motion of no confidence in their leader Jeremy Corbyn, the party said on Tuesday.

The motion was tabled in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union(EU) and backed by many who felt he had not campaigned hard enough to keep the country inside the EU, and would not be able to win a future election.

Jeremy Corbyn though has vowed to fight to retain control of his Labour party on Monday after almost all his policy team withdrew their support for him in protest after Britons voted to leave the European Union.

Corbyn has announced a number of appointments to replace those who had quit on Sunday, promoting several members of his inner core of left-wingers to senior defence and foreign policy roles.

Stop the whispering, stop the corridor coups, stop trying to pressure an elected leader of the Labour Party to stand down without any vote or democracy.
Spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn was elected party leader last year on a surprise wave of grassroots enthusiasm for his Left-wing agenda and promise of a new approach to politics. But his relationship with Labour’s elected lawmakers has always been fragile, with many questioning whether the party could win an election on such a ticket.

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