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Vote to Leave EU Throws British Labour Party in Crisis

Lawmakers move against Jeremy Corbyn. Conservatives are looking for a new leader of their own.

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech in Aberdeen, Scotland
The British Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech in Aberdeen, Scotland (PA)
  • Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has lost the support of many of his lawmakers in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
  • Angela Eagle is expected to challenge Corbyn. Coming from the soft left of the party, she could be a unifying figure.
  • The Conservatives are looking for a new leader of their own after David Cameron announced he is stepping down as prime minister.
  • Boris Johnson, a top contender, has won the support of Justice Secretary Michael Gove, a fellow Euroskeptic.
  • Other candidates include Stephen Crabb, Sajid Javid and Theresa May.