Today's "vote of confidence"
I will not be participating in today's " Vote of No Confidence". It has no standing in our Party's rules. I will not give it or any faction any legitimacy by voting today.
If MP's wish to remove a leader there is clear provision in the Party's rules for 51 MPs to nominate a named alternative. If such a step is taken you and I and every other party member will have the opportunity to assess the records of the candidates and make our decision.
It is important however that everyone should then accept the decision of our Party and support the Leader whoever it is.
In the meantime we should follow due process and cease all the orchestrated activity which is destroying the possibility of our Party coming to Government in 2020
Graham Allen MP for Nottingham North