Senior St Helens councillor calls for #CorbynCoup

Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron
Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron
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A senior cabinet member on St Helens Council has joined calls for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

Seve Gomaz-Aspron took to Twitter on Saturday, hours before the bid to depose Mr Corbyn was sparked by his sacking of Hilary Benn.

He wrote: “I am #Labour I am anti- #austerity but I am also realistic about delivering this in Government. It’s time for @jeremycorbyn to step aside.”

His tweet prompted a fierce debate, with Corbynites demanding he be given more time in the job.

However, there were plenty who agreed with Coun Gomez-Aspron’s assessment that Mr Corbyn’s leadership wiped out Labour’s chance of electoral success.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he would contest any leadership challenge

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he would contest any leadership challenge