Rumours of Dearne MP Michael Dugher launching coup against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Dearne MP, Michael Dugher, who was sacked from his position as Shadow Media, Culture and Sport secretary earlier this month, has reportedly been urged to launch a 'suicide bomb mission' to get rid of leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Monday, 25th January 2016, 9:43 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2016, 9:49 am
Dearne MP Michael Dugher (right) is rumoured to be preparing to launch a coup to oust Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (left).

A Labour MP has told a national newspaper that Mr Dugher could launch a 'leadership coup' after the May local elections.

They said: "Labour negatives are deep and powerful"

“Dugher could go for a shot after May on a suicide bomb mission,” the MP said.

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“It might raise his profile, if he spins it as doing something honourable for the sake of the party. He might win a senior job out of it.”

Commenting on Twitter, Michael Dugher did not comment on the claims but added that Mr Corbyn needed to 'deliver' at May's local elections.

He said: “We’ve got to get behind Jeremy & he’s got to show us he can deliver & can turn things around"