UK Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn Tuesday lost the confidence vote moved against him by party lawmakers following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Losing the vote 172-40, which is not binding, Corbyn refused to hand in his papers.
Corbyn was charged by party members of offering lackluster support for Britain staying in the 28-nation bloc.
Some 40 members of Corbyn’s inner circle have resigned, accusing Corbyn of lacking the ability to lead the party. Party rebels hoped that the vote of no confidence will force him to quit.
Corbyn’s supporters say he will stand again for the leadership and will win again because of his strong standing with the party’s grass roots.