Copeland and Stoke: 'Jeremy Corbyn won't resign because the leadership does not accept responsibility', says MP Jim Fitzpatrick

Copeland and Stoke: 'Jeremy Corbyn won't resign because the leadership does not accept responsibility', says MP Jim Fitzpatrick

Jim Fitzpatrick believes Jeremy Corbyn won't resign

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn won't resign after the by-election results because the leadership does not accept responsibility, says Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick.

MP for Poplar and Limehouse Fitzpatrick told Julia Hartley-Brewer that there is "clearly some relief" in the party that they kept their Stoke seat, but "huge disappointment" that they lost in Copeland.

He doesn't believe any pressure on Jeremy Corbyn now will make him resign as "the party leadership don’t accept that they have any responsibility" for the by-election results, so it's "business as usual. We’re not in any better place than we were yesterday morning."

Fitzpatrick added that Paul Nuttall's website disaster played into Labour's hands because they could say "these are amateur politicians." Seeing off UKIP "demonstrates that they are not the crusading force they pretend to be."

Listen to the full interview above