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    Labour has shown its worst election result since the 1930s, with a heavy defeat at the hands of Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party. Labour supporters on social media are at loggerheads about who is to blame for the poll disaster.

    Jeremy Corbyn has admitted he will not be Labour Party leader “at the next election” but is coming under pressure to resign on Friday, 13 December, after Labour suffered a catastrophic defeat.

    Labour’s share of the popular vote fell by 7.8 percent compared to 2017 and they lost a swathe of traditional Labour seats in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales.

    ​Mr Corbyn said Labour had put forward a "manifesto of hope" but said: "Brexit has so polarised and divided debate in this country, it has overridden so much of a normal political debate."

    ​The recriminations have already begun with many on the Right of the party and in Leave constituencies blaming Corbyn directly for the defeat.

    ​Many people on social media claimed Corbyn had failed to tackle rampant anti-semitism within the party and others said it was his poor leadership skills which were to blame for the historic loss of seats like Bolsover and Great Grimsby.

    ​Former Labour MP John Mann said Corbyn had been deeply unpopular on the doorstep and said he was amazed he had not  "gone already".

    ​But Corbynites have come to his defence and have claimed no leader would have been able to withstand the Tory tsunami because of Labour’s ambiguous position on Brexit.

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