Copeland MP: Labour 'struggled to be heard' in EU referendum campaign

Jamie Reed MP Credit: ITV News Border

The Labour MP for Copeland has described the 'damage' to his party as a result of the EU referendum as 'incalculable'.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Jamie Reed says his party's campaign to remain within the European Union 'had struggled to be heard'.

The truth is that the Labour leadership did not give this campaign the profile, resources or energy that it required.

– Jamie Reed MP

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his contribution to the Remain campaign.

Speaking at an event today, Mr Corbyn said he had been amazed that more than 100,000 people had signed a petition calling for him to remain in the role.