Exeter's Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has made his strongest attack so far on the party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Asked by Ian Axton about Mr Corbyn's opposition to airstrikes on Syria, Mr Bradshaw described the leader as being on a learning curve and "never having had to make a difficult decision".
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It's after Mr Corbyn said he was “not happy” that armed officers and special forces had an order to kill extremists.
In response Mr Bradshaw tweeted: “Please tell me it’s not true Jeremy has said that faced with Kalashnikov wielding genocidal fascists our security forces should not shoot.”
Exeter's Labour MP has missed out on the deputy Labour leadership.
Ben Bradshaw was up against four other candidates but failed to make it through the first round. Mr Bradshaw got just over 39,000 votes - which was less than 10%.
It was West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson who went on to become the Labour's party deputy leader.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw WILL stand as deputy leader of the Labour Party after a last-minute scramble to secure support from 35 of his colleagues.
In the end he got the backing of 37 of them - following a late surge in support just before the midday deadline.
Our presenter Ian Axton interviewed him earlier today - about the scramble for support AND his attitude to the candidates for the Labour leadership.
Ian did ask one question that proved slightly awkward - what did Mr Bradshaw think of the hopes of left-winger Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership stakes.
Here, in a nutshell, is the Exeter MP's answer:
Mr Bradshaw is one of five candidates for the deputy leadership. The winner will be announced in September.
Exeter's MP Ben Bradshaw will stand for Labour deputy leadership, after getting the last of the 35 names he needed in a last-minute scramble for nominations.
Late yesterday he was still ten short of the number of backers he needed, but managed to get enough to get him over the line by today's midday deadline.
He is one of five candidates for the deputy post, and the winner will be announced in September.
Exeter's Labour MP Ben Bradshaw will learn today whether he's secured enough nominations to stand as his party's deputy leader.
Late yesterday he'd won the backing of 25 fellow MPs, still ten short of the number needed. Nominations close at midday.
Former culture secretary Ben Bradshaw has confirmed he is to stand for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.
The Exeter MP said his "big tent" approach to politics was the only way Labour would attract the voters it needs to win the next election.
Announcing his intention to run, he told his local party: "Labour did badly everywhere and in Wales and England outside London we went backwards against the Tories."
"Labour must and could win the next election, but only if it broadens its appeal by adopting sensible, centre-left politics which celebrate wealth creation and entrepreneurship as vital means of delivering social justice."
"I know I face an uphill task getting enough nominations from fellow MPs to get on the ballot paper. That would be hard for anyone from a part of Britain with so few Labour colleagues."
"But it's exactly because I believe it is vital that we listen to and hear the voices of those members, candidates and defeated MPs from areas that are under-represented in Parliament and where we must win again that I have decided to have a go."
Other contenders tipped to join the battle to replace Harriet Harman include Tom Watson, West Bromwich East MP since 2001, who has reportedly been crowd-funding for his bid, and Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy.
A Labour MP has implied that neither the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, nor communities secretary Eric Pickles, would be able to get an NHS operation in Devon because of their lifestyles.
Ben Bradshaw was referring to the policy of the main commissioning group in the county to cut back on operations for smokers or people deemed to be obese.
A West Country MP has called for fellow members who shout and heckle in Parliament to be expelled from the chamber. Ben Bradshaw (Lab, Exeter) says things have got so noisy that he now boycotts Prime Minister's Questions altogether.
It is the latest in a series of complaints about rowdy behaviour in the Commons.
A West Country MP has told Parliament he's never known such anger, as that over plans to introduce local rates of pay for NHS workers in the South West.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw was speaking in a debate over a so-called cartel of 20 NHS Trusts, which has already led to protests by staff.