Demands for Jeremy Corbyn to apologise as he faces MPs after historic defeat – UKMALAYALEE

Demands for Jeremy Corbyn to apologise as he faces MPs after historic defeat

Wednesday 18 December 2019 6:07 AM UTC

LONDON Dec 18: Jeremy Corbyn is facing demands to apologise for Labour’s election campaign and sack those responsible for its failure when he faces MPs for the first time since the defeat.

The Labour leader is expected to address a meeting of his parliamentary party in Westminster on Tuesday as MPs return for their first day back after last week’s landslide victory for Boris Johnson.

The meeting comes amid growing expectations that Corbyn ally Rebecca Long-Bailey is set to launch a bid for the leaderhship, with her flatmate and friend Angela Rayner running for the deputy’s job in an effective joint ticket.

With potential contenders for the leadership testing the water before deciding whether to mount a bid, shadow business secretary Long-Bailey was emerging as the favoured candidate of senior figures around Mr Corbyn, while Lisa Nandy was attracting interest from those wanting a sharp change in direction in response to the loss of long-held seats in the midlands and the north

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