Corbyn LOSES no confidence vote by 172 to 40 as Labour MPs try to oust him – but he is STILL refusing to resign

Jeremy Corbyn tonight refused to quit as Labour leader despite losing an no confidence vote overwhelmingly by 172-40.

The embattled Labour leader said he would not ‘betray’ Labour members who elected him last year.

Mr Corbyn has faced a near universal revolt among MPs determined to dislodge him and more than 50 MPs quit front bench roles over the past three days. The no confidence vote triggered another wave of resignations.

But despite the massive vote against him by Labour MPs tonight, Mr Corbyn is to try and fight on – insisting his mandate from party members’ is more important than MPs’ support.

Reports tonight indicated Angela Eagle was poised to issue a leadership challenge to Mr Corbyn after talks with Deputy Leader Tom Watson.

But in a statement issued within minutes of the result, Mr Corbyn rejected the result out of hand.

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  • Brett_McS

    “…his mandate from party members’ is more important than MPs’ support”.

    I wonder where he got that idea?

    • tom_billesley

      The traditional Labour party supporters don’t get a look in. His support base is in the Unions, and entryist Trotskyites (Socialist Workers Party and Momentum activists).

      Labour will suffer if Cameron’s replacement calls a snap general election, which is likely, because their campaign coffers are bare. Donors will make themselves scarce. Will Labour crash even faster than the Liberals did in the 1920’s?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      He’s ignoring parliamentary tradition.

  • ontario john

    Leftists don’t give a shit what other people think.

  • tom_billesley

    I foresee a “Downfall” meme with Corbyn moving imaginary MP’s around a cabinet seating plan, instead of imaginary panzer groups about a map og Germany.

  • tom_billesley

    The traditional Labour Party supporters don’t get a look in. His support base is in the Unions, and entryist Trotskyites (Socialist Workers Party and Momentum Group activists).

    Labour will suffer if Cameron’s replacement calls a snap general election, which is likely, because their campaign coffers are bare. Donors will make themselves scarce. Will Labour crash even faster than the Liberals did in the 1920’s?

  • Martin B

    Ceausescu insisted he was still President of Romania and sang The Internationale right up to the moment the firing squad began shooting on that glorious Christmas Day in 1989. I wonder if Jeremy will be that stubborn.

  • Spatchcocked

    I had stuff happening in Romania before Ceausescu took power….believe me it was very grim indeed….made money by exchange legerdemain but the street and life was very very grim.
    Good wine though but getting a glass of beer took Herculean effort….women were so so….
    Anyway I rejoiced when he went up against the wall….him and wifey.

    • canminuteman

      I know a couple of guys who went over there to help build a nuclear power plant. They were put up in a twenty story apartment buildings with no electricity or plumbing, and were supposed to live on the economy when the only food for sale in the markets was bread. I understand that they put up with it for about a week, then told their employer (I think the Ontario government…) that they had better fix it or they were going home. I don’t know what happened after that.

  • Millie_Woods

    I hope he can hang on until Hillary is indicted. The next 5 months are promising to be entertaining