Jeremy Corbyn ‘likely to stay on’ even if Labour suffers crushing election defeat | The Independent
Party leader will try to stay on until at least autumn to secure a left-wing legacy, sources say
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to stay on as Labour leader even if he leads his party to a crushing election defeat on June 8, The Independent can reveal.
Party figures close to the Labour leader have said there is a good chance Mr Corbyn will either refuse to resign or run again to retain power.
The key goal of Mr Corbyn’s group is that regardless of the election result, he cling to power at least until after party conference when his allies can attempt to change the system of electing the leader in a bid to secure a leftwing successor.
The news was met with anger, with one MP warning that a devastating loss at the hands of Theresa May’s Tories will make Mr Corbyn’s position untenable, while another branded the situation “fucking ridiculous”.
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