Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows not to step down as Labour leader if he loses

Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows not to step down as Labour leader if he loses

The Labour leader made the declaration in a media interview on Monday

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has promised he will stay on as the leader of Labour if the party loses the election. 

Analysts have suggersted the losses suffered by Labour in last week's local elections, in which the party lost control of seven local councils, indicate a potentially huge defeat in June's national vote.

However Corbyn told Buzzfeed he wouldn't step down as party leader if the vote goes south. 

Furthermore, the Telegraph has discovered Corbyn's allies in the unions - like Unite - have promised they will continue to support him, irrespective of the result. 

The Labour leader headed to Manchester to officially launch the party's election campaign today, and claimed his party is "under attack because we are standing up to the elites."

He also said there is "a real danger that the Tories’ fearmongering and spin machine will make some people settle for less than they should", and vowed to build a Britain that works for the many rather than the few.

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