In their own words
Extracts from Labour MPs’ resignation letters
RICHARD BURDEN, BIR’M NORTHFIELD
I honestly believe that for you to respond by digging yourself deeper into your trench is just going to make a bad situation worse.
JACK DROMEY, SHADOW POLICING MINISTER
I want history to record that my old friend Jeremy put principle before self.
LUCIANA BERGER, SHADOW HEALTH
The people I am privileged to represent desperately need united Labour leadership to steer us through these turbulent times.
ANGELA EAGLE, SHADOW FIRST SECRETARY
Under your leadership the case to remain in the EU was made with half-hearted ambivalence rather than full-throated clarity.
OWEN SMITH, SHADOW WORK & PENSIONS
You have not been able to hold together a shadow cabinet that draws upon the talents of colleagues from across the Labour Party.
LISA NANDY, SHADOW ENERGY & CLIMATE
I believe Tom Watson ought to take over as a caretaker leader to stabilise the party.
LUCY POWELL, SHADOW EDUCATION
I do not believe you understand their [the public’s] concerns sufficiently to re-engage with these communities.
KIER STARMER, SHADOW I MMIGRATION
It is simply untenable now to suggest we can offer effective opposition without a change of leader.