Jess Phillips, the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, has said that she “knife Jeremy Corbyn in the front rather than the back” if she thought he was damaging the party’s chances of electoral success.
Phillips was speaking in an interview with Owen Jones when she said she didn’t believe Labour would win a General Election if it were held today. She added:
“I would do anything that I felt was going to make the Labour party win the general election because if I don’t have that attitude then all I’m doing is colluding with the Tories”.
When asked about Corbyn’s electoral chances she said:
“I would do whatever I could to make Jeremy Corbyn more electable, but you’ve got to give me something to work with, mate”.
Jeremy Corbyn’s office refused to comment on the interview.