Labour MPs and candidates react to disastrous night on Twitter

Labour candidates have reacted with remorse and anger in the aftermath of last night’s disastrous general election for the party.

Caroline Flint was one of the most devastating losses for the party, losing her Don Valley seat. She said that both Corbyn and Brexit are to blame for the loss.

Labour’s candidate for Sheffield Heeley, Louise Haigh, meanwhile, held her seat, but spoke of her extreme disappointment with the result.

Olivia Blake made one of the few Labour gains of the night at Sheffield Hallam.

The Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough held her seat.

Candidates elsewhere took a less diplomatic approach. Phil Wilson, who was standing in Tony Blair’s old seat at Sedgefield, lost to the Tory opposition.

Siobhain McDonagh, the Labour candidate re-elected for Mitcham and Morden, has spent the morning speaking out against Jeremy Corbyn.

Margaret Hodge, the Labour candidate for Barking & Dagenham was re-elected.

Some of Labour’s big names focused on their frustrations rather than for calling for Corbyn’s resignation.

Diane Abbott meanwhile held her seat at Hackney North and toed the party line.

The Jewish Labour Movement have also called for Corbyn’s resignation this morning with their own statement.

Although she did not Tweet herself, Ruth Smeeth, who lost her seat at Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove, shared an interview with Sky News. She said: “He should have gone, many, many, many months ago. I was the parliamentary chair of the Jewish Labour movement, we passed a vote of no confidence for him in April.”