The varying reactions of Labour MPs on Twitter...
It’s no use trying to hide from these very disappointing results. We need to reflect hard and listen to our members, supporters and voters.— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) May 27, 2019
The only way to break the Brexit impasse is to go back to the public with a choice between a credible leave option and remain.
Can’t hide from hit we took last night.Bringing people together when there’s such a divide was never going to be easy. Now we face prospect of Brexiteer extremist as Tory leader & threat of no deal, we must unite our party & country by taking issue back to people in a public vote— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) May 27, 2019
The labour leadership refused to listen to me, their members & their supporters. Maybe now they’ll listen to the voters? We were hearing this day in, day out but they simply didn’t want to know. They stitched up the NEC & manifesto. I’m starting to wonder if they r Tory sleepers.— Ian Murray (@IanMurrayMP) May 26, 2019
We’ve been in opposition for nine long years, but tonight we are being pushed behind a party that spent five of those years delivering austerity. The politics of fence-sitting have failed. Labour must be clear that we back a final say on any Brexit deal— Bridget Phillipson (@bphillipsonMP) May 26, 2019
BBC Projection has Labour on 14%. This is the worst national election result for Labour in more than a century. This is what happens when you sit on the fence. We cannot go on like this.— Margaret Hodge (@margarethodge) May 27, 2019
The country is now more polarised than ever. Very toxic very unpleasant!@UKLabour we WILL NEVER turn our backs on the 48% or the 52% we will seek the real solutions that will heal society and bring together the 100%.— Ian Lavery MP (@IanLaveryMP) May 26, 2019
Sorry to interrupt the “national” (London) narrative but there are a few differences here https://t.co/kbWwfRYpFB— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) May 26, 2019
Very disappointing result in Rotherham, it would be ridiculous if the view we took from this election was that Labour should become more pro-remain.— Kevin Barron MP (@KevinBarronMP) May 26, 2019
If we move that way then we can guarantee the loss of many seats across the country at any future election. https://t.co/FmAqZchCMH
Those “important people” who said Wakefield is now for Remain need to show some humility. They were wrong.— Jon Trickett (@jon_trickett) May 26, 2019
I never doubted my constituents determination to have their voice heard and that is why I have stuck to my view to accept the original referendum.
This is a terrible result for us in London. If we’d set out the position that our members and voters want we’d have kept three, maybe four, MEPs. Time to listen to them. Congratulations @SebDance and @Claude_Moraes - but sorry for our other great candidates.— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) May 26, 2019
Remember tonight, tomorrow and everyday after is that @UKLabour is not a Party for 52% or 48%. We’re a Party to bring people together not divide them more. A pro Second Referendum message is toxic to many heartland Labour voters. Time to start listening. #EUelections2019— Caroline Flint (@CarolineFlintMP) May 26, 2019
The results tonight for Labour, especially in Wandsworth, are not good enough - I support a People’s Vote - Labour should be an explicitly pro-remain party.— Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (@DrRosena) May 26, 2019
If you live in Tooting - I want to hear from you. I want to know why you voted the way you did: https://t.co/eZ5vqgd2OC pic.twitter.com/pNML2f5wk4
Tonight the Brexit Party wasn’t supported by around two-thirds of voters and No Deal was rejected. The country remains divided. The only way to resolve this is to go back to the British people in a confirmatory referendum. Labour must now back this policy clearly.— Hilary Benn (@hilarybennmp) May 27, 2019
On #bbc Emily Thornberry wants to be @UKLabour leader post Corbyn. She knows full well that vast majority of @UKLabour members are Remainers+want a 2nd referendum. Nothing to do with principles, or listening to voters tonight. She/ they must think the voters are stupid! #brexit— Ivan Lewis (@IvanLewis_MP) May 26, 2019
Early days but #EuroElections2019 seeem to show far from appealing to both Leave & Remain voters we appealed to neither. As Nye Bevan said “We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.”— Liz Kendall (@leicesterliz) May 26, 2019