MADRID, Dec. 13 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has opened the door to his possible resignation after the polls on the ballot box ventures into a strong setback for Labor and has announced that he will not be the candidate of training in future elections.
“Obviously this is a very disappointing night for the Labor Party,” Corbyn lamented in front of his constituents. “I will not lead the party in any future electoral campaign,” announced the still Labor leader, who has revalidated his parliamentary seat.
Corbyn has promised to supervise a “reflection process” within the party in order to find solutions for the bad results. In that sense, he added that he will lead the Labor training until that decision has been reached, as the British newspaper 'The Guardian' has collected.
The Conservative Party of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Borish Johnson, would have taken the absolute majority in the general elections held on Thursday in the country, according to ballot polls.
The information collected by the British television networks BBC, ITV and Sky News suggest that the 'tories' would be made with 368 seats, as well as with the vast majority of bastions of the Labor, while the Labor Party would achieve 191 seats.
The head of the Labor Party, Ian Lavery, explained that the big difference between 2017 and 2019 is that in this last year a second referendum has been promised. “And people have suggested, partly rightly, that there should be a second consultation when there was already one in 2016.” “That's the question, not Jeremy Corbyn. It's Brexit and ignoring democracy,” he added.
Jess Phillips, the deputy of Labor for Birmingham Yardley, has stressed that the party needs a new leader and has urged the high positions of the formation to take responsibility for the strategy carried out in the face of the elections.
“It would be impossible to say anything other than that, that the party needs a new leader,” he said, although he stressed that he will not “overwhelm” Jeremy Corbyn.
Ruth Smeeth, who will lose his seat, has not taken long to join Phillips and has asked Corbyn, who is in Islington North County, his constituency, to resign. As he said, the party leader does not “have any justification” to remain in office.
“Corbyn's actions on anti-Semitism have turned us into a dirty party, a racist party. When you have a prime minister who makes Islamophobic comments and a racist party because of your leader's actions, you have a big problem,” he said.
Ian Murray, who could once again become the only Labor MP in Scotland, has also requested that he consider submitting his resignation and has assessed that the losses recorded by the formation during this election night are due to Corbyn ignoring voters. “Either we listen to the population or we lose. We don't listen and we have lost,” he lamented.
Gareth Snell, who could lose his seat, has blamed what happened to those who form the Government and who have shown themselves in favor of remaining in the community bloc. “It is a toxic combination of facts and messages,” he stressed.
“Corbyn must leave. (…) The party should have supported Theresa May's exit plan, but instead refused because the shadow government was subject to figures that were in favor of staying in the EU, more interested in positioning themselves in the face of a struggle for leadership in training, “he warned.
For his part, the chief of finance of the Labor Party, John McDonnell, has acknowledged that if the official results are similar to those of the survey, they would be “extremely disappointing for the party and the movement.”
In this way, he has argued that “they are a surprise” and that he thought that both parties “would be closer.” “We knew it would be tough, because Brexit has dominated (the campaign),” he said.
In the elections, British voters will elect 650 deputies who will represent their constituencies in the House of Commons, based on a system in which the most voted candidate in each constituency is made with the seat.