The MP for Copeland Jamie Reed has sent a stinging letter to the under pressure Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calling for his resignation.
Mr. Reed published the following on his Twitter account last night (29th June)
He accused Corbyn of injecting an 'unprecedented poison' into the Labour party, going on to say that the 'Labour party stands for a moral purpose that you do not share.'
Jeremy Corbyn has lost a confidence vote among his MPs by 172 to 40 but is refusing to resign, insisting he still has a "people's mandate" to lead following his landslide victory in the Labour leadership elections last summer.
Copeland MP Jamie Reed has resigned from his position as Shadow Health Secretary after Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the new Labour Party leader.
Mr Reed, who announced his resignation moments after Corbyn was elected, explained his decision to our Political Correspondent Paul Brand.
The Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham is appearing in Carlisle this evening. Mr Burnham will talk to supporters at the Old Fire Station at 6:30pm. He is one of four candidates vying for the leadership of the party. The others are Liz Kendall, Jeremy Corbyn and Yvette Cooper. More than 550,000 are eligible to vote in the contest which will be announced on Saturday, 12th September 2015.
The Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, has been in Cumbria today.
He held a special question and answer session with people in Carlisle.
The city is one of the party's top targets at the next election.
Hannah McNulty has this report:
Ed Miliband has started answering questions from the public.
The first three have been about the current retirement age, the spiralling cost of heating bills and the debate surrounding the bedroom tax.
Ed Miliband is holding a One Nation question and answer session.
He told the audience at Carlisle Youth Zone that the session is being held to "break down barriers and to go out to you and say 'How do we change?'.
Ed Miliband has arrived in Carlisle where he will hold a question and answer session in the city as part of Labour’s 'One Nation' series of events.
The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, is visiting Carlisle to meet members of the public.
He will hold a question and answer session in the city as part of Labour’s 'One Nation' series of events.
Mr Miliband is holding the event to give people the opportunity to come forward with their views on how to change politics and how politicians can rebuild public trust.