Saturday, September 13, 2008

Labour MPs Joan Ryan and Janet Anderson join open revolt against Gordon Brown

By Andrew Alderson, Chief Reporter Last Updated: 4:00PM BST 13 Sep 2008

Gordon Brown is facing a growing revolt from Labour MPs who want to force a leadership election.
Gordon Brown could be facing a coup. An alliance of Labour MPs, including former Ministers, are thought to be seeking a leadership election. At least five more MPs joined the growing clamour against the Prime Minister by calling for a debate and a vote on whether he should continue as party leader.
Joan Ryan, the Labour MP for Enfield North, a vice chair of the party and a former minister, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that there should be a "multiplicity" of challengers to compete for the leadership. "I have written to the party and asked for nomination papers to be issued," she said.

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