Labour MP Chris Leslie loses confidence vote by his CLP

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Labour MP Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie, the Labour MP for Nottingham East, has lost a vote of confidence by his Constituency Labour Party after local party activists voted through a motion by a heavy margin.


The motion, brought by members of the Mapperly branch of Nottingham East, attacks the former shadow chancellor for his “disloyalty and deceit”, which it dubbed “a severe impediment to Labour Party electability”, which is “incompatible” with his continuing as the Labour candidate for Nottingham East.

 

Although the motion has no formal force it is an early sign that Leslie is likely to face an uphill battle to be readopted as the Labour candidate should he wish to be. Leslie, like Shuker, is a Pro remain Pro People’s Vote and one of those widely believed within Labour to been planning to walk away from the party.