Jeremy Corbyn has stood down as leader of the Labour Party in the midst of a disastrous night for the party.
He won his seat with a comfortable 34,603 votes, but is witnessing massive losses of seats nationwide.
In a statement, he had scathing words for the media treatment of his family and his party, adding: “This is obviously a very disappointing night for the Labour party,” he said, adding that “we put forward a manifesto of hope”.
He said that the tone of debate in politics has “overridden so much of a normal political debate”.
Despite Brexit, he said that “the issues of social justice and the issues of the needs of people will not go away … all those issues will come back centre stage in the debate.”