Gordon Brown Asked to Step Down by Fellow Party MP
John Mann, Labour MP from Bassetlaw, has asked Prime Minister Gordon Brown to step down as party leader.
“He would be destroyed. That won’t happen. For the good of the country and for the good of his own party, Gordon Brown needs to be making plans to stand down as leader,” Mann said to BBC.
He also told the news network that the party needs a new leader over the summer to head the Labour Party. He believes that a “large number” of fellow party mates will agree with him.
Meanwhile, the Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, is trying to make a coalition with the Liberal Democrats to form a new government. The May 6 elections produced a hung parliament where the Conservatives took the most seats with 305. Labour won 258 and Liberal Democrats had 57. Not one among them reached the 326 required number for overall majority.
Brown have already called Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, and offered him for talks of a coalition in the event that nothing comes out between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.
(picture shows party leaders Cameron, Brown and Clegg)