West MPs add their name to growing list for new Labour leader

West MPs are adding their names to a growing list of members calling for Jeremy Corbyn to resign following the UK Brexit vote.

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Karin Smyth adds her name to growing list calling for Corbyn's resignation

Another West MP has added her name to an ever-growing list calling for a new leader of the Labour Party.

Bristol South MP Karin Smyth has joined at least ten shadow cabinet ministers urging Jeremy Corbyn to stand down.

In an open letter to her constituents she wrote:

Elections are the acid test for political leaders and when he became Labour leader I said that Jeremy Corbyn’s job was to deliver the best electoral results for the Party he and I represent.

He has now led the Party into two nationwide electoral tests. In May’s local elections across the country the Party barely held its head above water.

And in the EU Referendum, the Party failed to connect even with voters in scores of seats that have long been held by Labour.

– Karin Smyth

Karin Smyth has held the post of personal private secretary - a junior post - to Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander, who has resigned from the shadow cabinet.

She concluded her letter by calling for a new Labour leader.

I know Bristol people need help and support in difficult times, perhaps now more than ever.

I also know Bristol needs a Labour government. It is my view we can only realistically deliver this with a new leader.

– Karin Smyth

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