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.
Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper is due in Plymouth this lunchtime.
The Shadow Home Secretary will be holding a question and answer session at party headquarters on the Hoe.
Two of the other Labour leadership candidates have already visited the city.
Whilst frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn plans to hold a rally next Friday.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has told ITV West Country that up to ten per cent of new party members in his constituency have no record of supporting the Labour Party.
He made his comments as ballot papers started arriving through the letterboxes of the 450,000 people registered to take part in the vote.
Mr Bradshaw insisted he was prepared to work with any of the leadership candidates, including left-winger Jeremy Corbyn, the overwhelming leader in the contest.
But he backed Gordon Brown's comments at the weekend.
A memorial to former Labour Party leader Michael Foot has been unveiled in Plymouth.
The memorial, in Freedom Fields Park, was paid for by donations from a public appeal.
"The support the appeal has received from Plymouth businesses has been incredible and testament to how popular Michael was" said Luke Pollard, one of the organisers.
Mr Foot served as MP for the city from 1945 to 1955, before going on to win a seat in south Wales in 1960.
"Michael loves benches where he could sit down in a park and read" said appeal chairman Peter Jones.
"It's fantastic that the memorial overlooks Plymouth Sound... he felt that the sea defined the city".
A memorial to former Labour leader Michael Foot will be unveiled in Plymouth later today at 3.30pm, five years after his death.
£40,000 has been raised for a memorial granite bench which will stand in Freedom Fields.
Mr Foot who passed away in 2010, was the MP for Plymouth Devonport for many years and was born in a house which overlooked the park.
The Labour leader was also a keen Plymouth Argyle fan.
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.
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.