A LABOUR MP today insisted the party will overthrow Jeremy Corbyn and elect a new leader next week if he doesn’t stand down immediately.
The petulant Labour leaderannounced he’ll step down after leading the party to its most humiliating election defeat since 1935 – but refused to say when.
MPs and former ministers have been lining up to demand the hard-left leader’s resignation after Boris Johnson’s epic victory.
Corbyn has now said he will resign as Labour boss before the next election after failing to win a second poll in a row.
But the sore loser refused to accept any blame for the disastrous results – instead accusing the media of “disgusting” attacks – and failed to put a timeline on his exit.
Now, a Labour MP has reportedly said the result could spell the end for the party and claimed a coup is on the cards.
They told Sky News: If this keeps up well be looking at the death of the Labour Party.
The unnamed politician added: “Corbyn has to go now” and revealed if he doesn’t, the Parliamentary Labour Party would force him out and install a new leader next week.
But defiant Corbyn claimed his hard-left, Marxist manifesto was “extremely popular” – despite the Tories securing a thumping election win.
He said: “The pressure on those surrounding politicians is often very very high indeed. The media intrusion on people’s lives is very high indeed.
“And the attacks that take place against family and loved ones of politicians continue and they are disgraceful and frankly they are disgusting.”
Sir Keir Starmer is now the favourite to take over as Labour boss – but Jess Phillips threw her hat in and Emily Thornberry gave a speech hinting she’ll go for it too
‘CORBYN HAS TO GO NOW’
And a number of Labour MP’s have publicly slammed their leader amid the disaster at the polls.
Ruth Smeeth declared that she lost because Labour is now “the racist party” and blamed Corbyn, adding they should have ditched him months ago.
Her furious tirade came as she announced she had definitely lost her seat on a crushing general election night for Labour.
Smeeths Stoke-on-Trent South constituency was one ofLabours Red Wall seats that fell to the Conservatives to re-draw the political map of England.
She blasted: Jeremy Corbyns actions on antisemitism have made us the nasty party. We are the racist party.
He should have gone many many, many months ago. I am, well I was, the Parliamentary chair of the Jewish Labour Movement.
“We passed a motion of no confidence in him in April.
“There is absolutely no justification for why he is still there and his personal actions have delivered this result for my constituents and for swathes of the country overnight.”
And Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray, although retaining his seat, also last night brutalised Corbyn – amid claims the party’s “safest seat in Scotland” was under threat.
Murray – now Scotland’s only Labour MP – said: “Every door I knocked on, and my team and I spoke to 11,000 people, mentioned Corbyn.
“Not Brexit but Corbyn. Ive been saying this for years.
“The outcome is that weve let the country down and we must change course and fast.”
Corbyn thanked his sons before thanking his wife “for all that she puts up with because of the way in which the media behaved towards me, towards her and indeed towards my party during this election campaign”.
But clinging on to his Islington seat, Corbyn said it had been a “very disappointing” night as support for his party crumbled in Labour’s former heartlands.
The MP ran as an outside candidate for the party leadership in 2015 and managed to outlast two Tory prime ministers.
But finally conceding defeat as the red wall was left in tatters, he said he will call it a day on his time as leader – although he refused to immediately step down.
He said: “I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign.
“I will discuss with my party to ensure there is a process of reflection on this result and I will lead the party during that period to ensure the discussion takes place and we will move on into the future.”