Peterborough Labour Party ‘saddened’ by no confidence vote against Jeremy Corbyn

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The Peterborough Labour Party has said it is “saddened” by the vote of no confidence against Jeremy Corbyn.

The motion of no confidence by MPs was passed by 172-40 votes against the Labour leader.

It follows dozens of resignations by the Shadow Cabinet after the EU referendum.

Cllr Mohammed Jamil, leader of the city’s Labour group on Peterborough City Council, said: “I have to say that Peterborough Labour Party are saddened by the actions taken by the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP).

“This is a time when we need to work together to provide effective opposition to the Government, especially in light of last week’s referendum result. “As far as we are concerned Mr Corbyn was democratically elected by the membership less than 12 months ago. In that time under Mr Corbyn’s leadership we held on to virtually all our council seats, won four by-elections and won mayoral elections in London and Bristol. The party’s membership is at record levels and therefore I feel that the PLP has acted rather prematurely in their actions.

“I understand some of the reasons why the PLP has acted in the way it has but feel they should really have sought more effective solutions within the party rather than going for a vote of no confidence.”