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Chi Onwurah reveals why she voted against Jeremy Corbyn

Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah has further revealed why she voted against Jeremy Corbyn.

It follows a motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, which was passed by the party's MPs in a 172-40 vote.

The vote is not binding, but it follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit.

Now, Chi Onwurah has elaborated on why she voted against the Labour party's leader.

Chi Onwurah has given her thoughts on her website

The last few days have been some of the most difficult since I was given the honour of being your voice in Parliament. I joined the Labour Party aged 16 but I was born into the Labour Movement and benefited personally from its struggle for equality, decent housing, education, health service and all the precious fruits of decades of activism.

To oppose the elected leader of the Labour Party is not in my nature...

...Having worked in business and the public sector across three continents and many different cultures, I have experience of many types of effective leadership. Jeremy’s leadership is not effective. The lack of leadership following the Brexit vote was emblematic of this.

– Chi Onwurah, Newcastle MP
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