UK Labour MPs pass motion of no-confidence in leader Corbyn
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
(MPs) for the , a political party in the (UK), have today voted in favour of a no-confidence motion towards their leader, .
The vote follows over 20 members of theresigning blaming Mr Corbyn's performance leading up to on the UK's membership on the (EU). The Labour party had campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU.
During the vote 172 Labour MPs voted in favour of the motion, while 40 voted against it. Four ballots were spoilt, and thirteen MPs chose not to vote.
Following the vote, Mr Corbyn refused to resign, saying he was elected leader "by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning." He also stated the vote was not binding.
After the referendum last Thursday the UK's, , also announced his intention to resign by October.
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