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Jess Phillips mulling run for Labour leadership if Corbyn loses next election

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Ms Phillips resigned from Mr Corbyn’s shadow cupboard in 2016 (Picture: PA)

Labour MP Jess Phillips has revealed she might run to exchange as get together chief if he stands down after the next basic election.

The long-standing critic of Mr Corbyn stated he ought to resign if Labour shouldn’t be the most important get together within the Commons after votes are forged.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell stated each he and the get together chief would give up if Labour loses the next election, which has not but been scheduled.

Speaking on Friday on the Cheltenham Literature Festival about her plans, Ms Phillips stated: ‘I’d must see how the land lay at that second.’

‘What I don’t wish to be is only a persona in . We have gone too far down that rabbit gap.

‘If I stand it has to be not just because people trust me, people do trust me, it isn’t simply because individuals really feel linked with that.

Labour MP Jess Phillips (Birmingham Yardley) speaking in the House of Commons in London when she raised concerns about Prime Minister Boris Johnson's language in the Commons during Wednesday's heated exchanges. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 26, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: House of Commons/PA Wire
Ms Phillips made headlines after criticising Boris Johnson’s language within the Commons final month (Picture: PA)

‘That’s not sufficient, it must be about having a real plan for the longer term for our nation.

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‘At that time, I would make that assessment about whether I was the best thing for the future of the country.’

She added, laughing: ‘That’s an enormous ask of somebody however I’m extremely conceited.

‘My husband is dead against it. He’s not a member of the however he does have a union vote.

‘He would vote for me in an election but I’m unsure he voted Labour on the final one.’

The Birmingham Yardley MP stated it’s ‘not impossible’ for the get together to change into the biggest one on the next ballot however {that a} hung parliament is the most probably consequence.

‘When I look at the polls, and I see the Tories are surging forward at the moment, I actually can’t see the numbers the place they make up the seats that they’ll lose in Scotland.’

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Jeremy Corbyn leader of the Labour Party visits Soapbox Youth Centre on October 3, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
Corbyn’s right-hand man in Cabinet has stated the pair will resign if they don’t win the next ballot (Picture: Getty)

‘If it was proportional representation then the Tories would end up the biggest party, but our system is weird.’

Ms Phillips stated final month that even if Labour have been the most important get together after the ballot, she ‘can’t see a method’ for Mr Corbyn to win outright as he would battle to beat his better-than-expected efficiency in 2017’s snap election.

She added that Labour MPs ought to at all times marketing campaign for their very own get together however known as on residents in Uxbridge, Boris Johnson’s constituency, to vote tactically to unseat the PM.

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The MP additionally accused the PM of main a authorities which is intentionally stoking division.

‘There has always been aggression and violence towards Members of Parliament, that bit isn’t significantly new,’ she defined.

‘The bit that is new is that people’s political careers are presently driving on individuals hating politicians and are stepping that up for their very own functions, and that I don’t suppose has been true earlier than.

‘It pays Boris Johnson’s payments for individuals to hate me, which is s***. There is not any method to keep away from a few of the threat.

‘It’s simply fixed and you’ll by no means inform what’s actual and what isn’t, and inside that chaos lies worry. That is psychological warfare basically.’

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