Hard left intend to replace the centrist long-standing MP with Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry
LABOUR’S hard left are plotting to oust deputy leader Tom Watson, it emerged last night.
Jeremy Corbyn supporters want to replace the centrist long-standing MP with Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, a Corbyn ally.
Activists – angered by being called a “rabble” by Mr Watson – believe he is a threat to their growing power base,
Plotters are also considering creating a second deputy leadership role for a woman to clip Mr Watson’s wings, according to The Times.
Pro-Corbyn blog Skwawkbox talked up Ms Thornberry’s chances of a challenge this week.
But the signatures of 52 Labour MPs are required to trigger a contest.