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Simon Danczuk: I'll work to oust Jeremy Corbyn 'from day one' if elected as Labour leader

Published 12/08/2015

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn

Some Labour MPs will work to overthrow Jeremy Corbyn “from day one” if members and supporters elect him as leader, a disgruntled MP Simon Danczuk has claimed.

Mr Danczuk, a figure on the right wing of the Labour party, has said the leadership race should be halted because of the way it had been conducted.

Simon Danczuk has pledged to begin a campaign of disloyalty 'from day one'
Simon Danczuk has pledged to begin a campaign of disloyalty 'from day one'

Asked on LBC Radio on Wednesday morning whether he will be plotting against Mr Corbyn “on day one” he said: “Yeah, if not before. As soon as the result comes out.

“Am I going to put up with some crazy left wing policies that he is putting forward and traipse through the voting lobby to support him? It's not going to happen is it? So I would give him about twelve months if he does become leader.”

Mr Corbyn’s main policies include public control of the railways and utilities, a living wage, and state action on housing.

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A second Labour leadership election would require the support of dozens of MPs.

The latest warning from Mr Danczuk comes after former New Labour spinner Alastair Campbell urged people from outside the party to join to vote against Mr Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn is applauded following a speech at a Labour party leadership rally (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Jeremy Corbyn is applauded following a speech at a Labour party leadership rally (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Jeremy Corbyn attends the West Belfast Talks Back event at St Louise's College. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
Jeremy Corbyn at the West Belfast Talks Back event at St Louise's College. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Jeremy Corbyn arrives to join the West Belfast Talks Back panel at St Louise's College. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
Jeremy Corbyn arrives to join the West Belfast Talks Back panel at St Louise's College. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
Jeremy Corbyn joins the West Belfast Talks Back panel at St Louise's College. Photos: Niall Carson/PA
Jeremy Corbyn joins the West Belfast Talks Back panel at St Louise's College. Photos: Niall Carson/PA
(Left - right) Sinn Fein councillor Eoin O Broin, DUP's Gavin Robinson MP, Chair Noel Thompson, Jeremy Corbyn and comedian Nuala Mckeever during the West Belfast Talks Back panel at St Louise's College. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Last month Tony Blair described the politics of the left-winger's supporters as "reactionary" and said anyone who believed in Mr Corbyn in their heart should "get a heart transplant".

Mr Corbyn is one of four candidates for the Labour leadership election – the others are Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, and Yvette Cooper.

A series of indicators including polls, local party nominations, and meeting attendance suggest that the left-winger is the favourite to succeed Ed Miliband to lead his party.

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