The wave of resignations this weekend followed Corbyn’s sacking of former Labour MP Hilary Benn, who was privately preparing to push Corbyn out of office. Those who stepped down included shadow armed forces minister Toby Perkins, among others.

As the Guardian reports, Perkins’ absence “will be notable during defence questions on Monday – underlining the fact that the Labour leader will find it difficult to operate without a team around him.”

Corbyn remained calm over the shakeup. “I regret there have been resignations today from my shadow cabinet,” he said Sunday. “But I am not going to betray the trust of those who voted for me—or the millions of supporters across the country who need Labour to represent them.”

“Over the next 24 hours I will reshape my shadow cabinet and announce a new leadership team to take forward Labour’s campaign for a fairer Britain,” he continued.

Two-thirds of Labour supporters were estimated to support the Remain campaign.

During Parliamentary debate on Monday, the anti-austerity leader pleaded with the UK government to rule out further cuts, and called for even greater investment in communities that voted to Leave and “sent such a strong message to all of us just last week”.

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