Will anti-Brexit MPs call 'people's vote' by-elections?

The group of anti-Brexit MPs who resigned from the Labour Party this morning include prominent campaigners against Brexit and for a second referendum, including Chuka Umunna and Chris Leslie.

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Surely having resigned, they will now put their decision to the people? Unlike the 17.4 million who voted for Brexit, no one has endorsed their decision or given it any mandate.

A Labour source has been quoted as saying: “All these MPs stood under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership…Now they are standing for different policies and on a different platform, they should resign and put them to the test in a by-election. That is the right and democratic thing to do.”

Suddenly not so keen on democracy after all?