Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie has joined Frank Field, Joan Ryan, Kate Hoey and Gavin Shuker in losing the confidence of his membership after the CLP (constituency Labour party) passed an overwhelming vote of no confidence in him on Friday night. Leslie was not present for the vote, having apparently opted to attend a ‘people’s vote’ event,
The motion, which condemned Leslie’s ‘disloyalty and deceit’, reflects members’ anger at Leslie’s readiness to provide an anti-Corbyn voice to the Establishment media.
Leslie has long been one of the most frequent and least impressive of the hard-core ‘centrists’ seeking to undermine the leader of their party. He has also demonstrated an unappealing eagerness to cosy up to Tory MPs when the country needs to be rid of them.
Will the confidence-less MP now resign the Labour whip?
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