“He is leader and I will support the leader,” says 79-year-old Margaret Tegg – a councillor in Rhondda. “He was elected democratically and, as a party member, the party goes first.”
The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader earlier this month unleashed the predictable cries of doom from the centre / right wing of the party, and sneers of over-confidence from the Tories ('20 more years!'). Hell, even the Lib-Dems (remember them ?), see an opportunity to exploit the situation.
John McDonnell has fallen into George Osborne’s trap by pledging to vote in favour of the chancellor’s proposed fiscal charter, Caroline Lucas has said.
Douglas Carswell, Ukip’s only MP, has admitted that he has loyalties to members of other parties, a day after his leader, Nigel Farage, claimed the Tory defector still had ties to the Conservatives.
A defiant Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that his own MPs will never force him out of the Labour leadership as he calls on voters and party supporters to respect him as the head of a powerful new movement on the left of British politics.
Nigel Farage has claimed there is a 50% chance of Britain leaving the EU, because of the migrant crisis in Europe, in comments made before Ukip’s annual conference.
The Green party leader, Natalie Bennett, has said that she thinks Jeremy Corbyn has a realistic chance of becoming the next prime minister.
Ukip is embroiled in a new civil war over the EU referendum at its annual conference, with Nigel Farage accusing his only MP Douglas Carswell of still having residual loyalties to the Conservatives.