UK Opposition Leader Corbyn Refuses to Resign After No-Confidence Vote

© REUTERS / Peter NichollsLabour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn addresses an event stating why he wants to remain in the EU, in London, Britain June 2, 2016
Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn addresses an event stating why he wants to remain in the EU, in London, Britain June 2, 2016 - Sputnik International
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British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he will not resign from his post because he was democratically elected leader of party.

LONDON (Sputnik) – British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to stand down Tuesday after 172 members voiced disaffection with him against 40 party members who supported the embattled left-wing politician.

"I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today’s vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy," Corbyn said in a statement.

In a rival statement, the Parliamentary Labour Party said it has accepted the motion that it has no confidence in Corbyn as party leader.

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