HALTON’S MP Derek Twigg says he is sticking by Gordon Brown.
The Labour leadership has come under intense scrutiny following defeat in the Glasgow East by-election and comments by Foreign secretary David Miliband in the Guardian, which many have interpreted as announcing his intention to fight a leadership battle against Gordon Brown.
In recent weeks two Labour MPs have publicly called for a change in leadership.
Graham Stringer, MP for Manchester Blackley, said that a new start for Labour could only come about with a change in leadership, while Pendle MP Gordon Prentice said Labour needed a change at the top.
But Derek Twigg, who is also Under Secretary for Defence, said this week: “It is clear to me that there is no need to change the current leadership.
“There has been plenty of speculation in the press as to what David Miliband means and he is entitled to express his opinion.
“We have a very difficult economic climate and I will continue to fully support the leadership.”