June 29 the following email dropped ino my inbox from the Secretary Hull West & Hessle CLP.
It is from my MP Alan Johnson and "in relation to the Jeremy Corbyn situation."
It is reproduced below in tact.
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The stuff that has been shared online by some members of the Labour Parliamentary Party means that the gloves are off and privacy and confidentiality presumably suspended.
I personally contacted Alan Johnson Friday June 24 following an appeal by Paul Mason to Labour Party members to contact their MP expressing that they support Jeremy Corbyn but no reply has been forthcoming.
Note: following the emails you will find a couple of pertinent links:
The motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party was a secret ballot in accordance with Party rules. However I want members of Hull West and Hessle CLP to know how I voted and why.
I supported the motion along with the vast majority of my colleagues.
Jeremy Corbyn has neither the ability nor I believe the desire to lead our Party into government. We in the Parliamentary Party have observed at first hand his woeful performances in the Commons, his inability to take responsibility, demonstrate leadership or give the slightest indication that he is capable of moving beyond meaningless platitudes. Anti - austerity is a slogan not a policy. To beat the Tories we need something more than Jeremy's conviction that the support he has amongst the membership, particularly those who joined to get him elected, will somehow translate to the public at large.
A Party Leader cannot carry on without the confidence of those whom they work with most closely. That's as true in Parliament as it is in the Council Chamber where only councillors elect their Leader.
I understand why those who voted for Jeremy feel aggrieved about the 'no confidence' vote but we can't carry on like this.
Labour MPs, including Diana and Karl, could have opted for a quiet life but this would betray the people who are desperate to see a Labour government. There is now the prospect of a general election way before 2020. Indeed the Tories seem keen to call one precisely because of our weak leadership. We cannot go into another general election with an unpopular leader. We can't walk into a third consecutive election defeat. Finally, I attach an e-mail I sent to the PLP regarding the EU referendum. It was the most profound political decision of our lifetimes. The lukewarm approach by Jeremy was bad enough but there is no doubt in my mind that at least three of his closest associates in the Leader's office were actively undermining the Party's efforts. They wanted 'Leave ' to succeed and at best Jeremy could not control them; at worst he was sympathetic to their views.
Either way his performance in the campaign was risible and a taster for what to expect in a General Election. The fact that he refuses to take any responsibility whatsoever adds insult to injury.
These are the reasons why I supported the motion. Unfortunately for the more abusive elements in our Party and beyond, confidence in a Leader cannot be instilled through intimidation.
The referendum result was a huge blow. The turmoil and uncertainty it has unleashed will I fear affect our country for many years.
As Chair of ‘Labour In For Britain’ I take my share of responsibility for the way the Labour campaign was run. I couldn’t have wished for a better Head of the campaign than Brian Duggan; and our Labour Party staff and activists, from Iain McNicol to our Regional staff and CLPs, were magnificent. They cannot be blamed for the outcome and should be very proud of the work they did.
Everyone else needs to make their own assessment as to whether more could have been done to prevent this disastrous result. I will certainly do this, as I hope will the Leader’s Office. At times it felt as if they were working against the rest of the Party and had conflicting objectives.
I was proud to work with some great people who tried their very best to get the result we all wanted. Nobody in the Leadership had the right to undermine their efforts.
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