Last night 2 Labour MPs lost motions of no confidence in their local parties, the first step in de-selecting the Members of Parliament.
The motions come as 2 other Labour MPs and prominent Brexit supports, Kate Hoey and Frank Field also lost votes of no confidence in their local parties.
Frank Field has since resigned the whip from Labour, blasting the leadership citing antisemitism as the main cause for leaving the party he had been an MP for since 1979.
Joan Ryan, Labour MP for Enfield North said on Twitter yesterday: “So lost 92 to 94 votes hardly decisive victory and it never occurred to me that Trots Stalinists Communists and assorted hard left would gave confidence in me. I have none in them.”
So lost 92 to 94 votes hardly decisive victory and it never occurred to me that Trots Stalinists Communists and assorted hard left would gave confidence in me. I have none in them.
— Joan Ryan MP (@joanryanEnfield) September 6, 2018
The second Labour MP to lose a motion of no confidence was David Shuker, who also tweeted “I have not changed, but the Labour Party has.”
At a local Labour Party meeting last night a motion of no confidence in me was passed. It’s not part of any formal procedure, so it changes nothing about my role as Labour MP for Luton South.
— Gavin Shuker (@gavinshuker) September 7, 2018
The votes are part of a wider take over of Labour from Corbyn supporting members, who are trying to purge MPs who are not supportive of the Labour leader.
Lord Adonis has urged Brexit voters not to vote Labour, his advice should extend to the rest of the population with the party in this much chaos.