Foxcroft declares for Smith

Brockley and Deptford MP Vicky Foxcroft has declared her support for Owen Smith in the upcoming leadership election, stating that while she broadly supports Jeremy Corbyn's policies, his leadership is shambolic.

In a letter to supporters, the party whip writes:

"I believe we need to provide a credible alternative to the Conservatives... Quite frankly, at the moment, we are a mess, a shambles. A strong leader is needed to pull this together... [Jeremy] has principles, he is honest, but I believe it's time for him to go."

Neighbouring Labour MP Heidi Alexander, backed Smith at the weekend. Corbyn will be re-elected.