Corbyn heralds his departure as Labour leader after bad choice

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not stand in the forefront for the party in future elections after an election result, which he describes as "disappointing".

Corbyn heralds his departure as Labour leader after bad choice

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not stand in the forefront for the party in future elections after an election result, which he describes as "disappointing".

said he in a speech to his constituency, Islington in London, on the night of Friday.

He will, however, lead the party through a phase where there will be a need for reflection, he says.

Corbyn regained its seat in Islington for the tenth time, but the small victory does not change the overall picture.

Forecasts point to a crushing defeat for Labour and Corbyn, while The Conservative Party and prime minister, Boris Johnson, looks like the clear winners in the british parliamentary elections.

"I come not to stand at the head of this party at any future elections to the lower House," says partiformanden for the old labour party.

Corbyn regrets, according to news agency Reuters, at the same time, that so much of the election campaign has been about brexit, as it has created a polarized debate among the british voters.

"It has obviously been a very disappointing night for the party. But I would like to say this: In the election campaign, we have delivered a message of hope," says Corbyn.

the Pressure was in the course of election night increased Corbyn, while several Labour members after a disheartening valgstedsmåling and disappointing forecasts had begun to demand his departure.

Among the other Ian Murray, the party's candidate in Edinburgh, came with a quite crass criticism.

He said that the party had ignored voters and thus paved the way for "the most right-wing, conservative prime minister that this country has long seen".

about the same time as Corbyns speech thanked Boris Johnson, his constituency, Uxbridge, where he had been re-elected. He noted that he now has a mandate to get the brexit implemented.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 08:00

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