Rushanara Ali MP’s Statement on the Labour Leadership

A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was passed by the party's MPs on Tuesday 28 June.

Rushanara said: 

"Following the EU referendum result, we face a sustained period of economic, constitutional and political turbulence. The Labour Party needs strong leadership to see us through the period ahead, to hold the Government to account and to fight a possible early General Election. It is vital we repair the deep divisions in our country and help unite the many different communities, and especially those who feel particularly anxious about their future. 

After careful consideration and in light of recent developments, I supported the vote of no confidence and am calling on Jeremy Corbyn to stand down.  If he is the decent man I know him to be, he will do the decent thing and put our communities, our country and our party first."