Jeremy Corbyn announces he will resign as Labour leader – but not yet
The Labour leader confirmed he would not stay on as party chief to fight any future election campaign – but vowed to stay on during a period of “reflection”
After the disastrous elections results for Labour, Jeremy Corbyn will not lead his party into another election campaign and there are mounting calls for him to step aside immediately.
The Labour leader last night called for a “process of reflection” following the crushing defeat, which is now expected to be the worst since Michael Foot led the party to disaster in 1983.
The stern-faced Labour leader, speaking after winning his Islington North seat, said it was his “pride and privilege” to continue as the MP for the North London area.
He confirmed: “I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign. I will discuss with my party to ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result.”
He added: “I will lead the party during that period to ensure that discussion takes place and we move on into the future.”