Labour Frontbenchers to Force Ed Miliband to Resign if Labour Loses General Election
THE GUARDIAN – Ed Miliband is to be told by Labour frontbenchers that he will have to resign as leader if he loses the general election next year, as they move to prevent him following the example of Neil Kinnock by leading the party to two consecutive defeats.
Amid increasing concern that the Labour leader is failing to connect with voters, MPs across the party are saying Labour would need a fresh start if Miliband were defeated. “Ed really cannot stay on if he loses – that really would not work,” one frontbencher said. “He has to go if we lose,” said another.
Miliband’s supporters say he has a genuine passion for changing the country for the better and that he is seen by the electorate as more honest and genuine than his opponents. With Labour ahead in the polls, they caution against morale-sapping defeatism.
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