LABOUR has drawn up secret plans to appoint two co-leaders when Jeremy Corbyn stands down, it emerged last night.
The plan would involve an MP from a pro-Remain area of the country and another from a Leave-voting area taking over in a job-share.
Labour have secretly plotted to appoint two leaders when Jeremy Corbyn stands down
It is seen as a way of uniting a party torn apart over Brexit and is backed by senior Labour figures.
But Tories mocked the plan and warned that the role of leading one of Britains two major parties was too important to become a job-share.
Brexiteer Mark Francois said: Many of us have been saying for years that Labour are utterly two-faced on Brexit this would just make it official!
The plan revealed by HuffPost last night will be implemented if, as polls suggest, Mr Corbyn loses the December 12 poll.
Close ally and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said he and Mr Corbyn will quit if they fail to lead Labour into power.
The Greens became the first UK political party to appoint two co-leaders but Labour would become the first major party in the world if it followed suit.
Figures touted for the pro-Leave post last night included Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner, Wigans Lisa Nandy, Salfords Rebecca Long-Bailey and Durhams Laura Pidcock.
Those suggested for the Remain role include Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, Mr McDonnell, Tottenhams David Lammy and Shadow Womens Minister Dawn Butler.
One Labour politician told HuffPost: The Greens make it work, so why cant we? It would let us represent the smaller towns and the big cities with different voices.
Tory Andrew Bridgen said: This just underlines the problem Labour has and the circle it cant square how to keep both their metropolitan Remain supporters and their Midland and Northern Leave voters on board.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said he and Mr Corbyn will quit if they fail to lead Labour into power
Rebecca Long-Bailey is one of the figures touted for the pro-Leave post
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has been suggested for the Remain role