Labour leader Corbyn: Quitting would betray grassroots supporters

Corbyn on Tuesday lost a confidence vote in parliament in which 172 Labour lawmakers voted against his leadership and only 40 backed him, Efe news reported.

The Opposition leader was also accused of creating a party that was not safe for Jews by one of his MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to resign as Labour leader is putting the party in "peril", his deputy Tom Watson has said.

Ms Eagle was one of 20 members of Mr Corbyn's shadow cabinet to quit since Sunday, which led to MPs passing a motion of no confidence in Mr Corbyn.

In the letter he says his "constituents and the country urgently need an effective, united Labour party to try and chart a progressive way forward for Britain". Former Labour leader Ed Miliband told the BBC Corbyn's position is now hopeless.

Local member Rosemary McKenzie said: "We are all supportive of Jeremy".

A source close to Mr Watson told the Press Association that he had tried to talk to Mr Corbyn about standing down but he refused to "engage".

It comes just days after Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale joined the chorus of calls for the left-winger to go, insisting she could not lead the party in Scotland without the support of her MSPs.

Mr Corbyn was due to address a rally organised by the Momentum movement on Wednesday evening but the group said it was postponing it "due to overwhelming demand".

"They have said "no negotiation, without notification" but I don't think that excludes discussion that a new prime minister can have with partners or indeed with the institutions so that we continue to get off on the right foot", he said.

For Corbyn to be ousted a rival candidate needs to secure the support of 50 Labour MPs and write to the Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol announcing their intention to run. "We are facing an existential crisis and I just don't want us to be in this position, because I think there are millions of people in this country who need a left-leaning government". "So it looks like the Labour party is heading for some kind of contested election".

Cameron has said he will step down in the wake of the referendum's "Leave" result, and will leave office when his successor is chosen in early September.

"The Labour Party will be fortunate to survive much more of your leadership and the best interests of the party will not be served at any election in which you remain in post", Mr Reed wrote.

"Young Labour is growing every day and today, more than any other day, it has grown and let me tell you why".

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