Gains for Labour in the local elections were not enough to stop further attacks on the leadership of Ed Miliband.
MPs from within the party criticised the election campaign, saying voters are being turned off by the Labour leader.
ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports.
UKIP's successes in the local elections have raised the possibility of them winning a Westminster seat at the general election.
A year ahead of the general election, Ed Miliband's party is seeing only patchy support in areas it should expect to gain ground.
UKIP are likely to make Rotherham a key target for 2015 after a storming result in the local elections.