Senior Labour MP says Brown must consider his role as PM, party leader

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London, July 26 (ANI): A senior Labour MP has said that Prime Minister Gordon brown needs to seriously consider his position over the summer amid fresh rumblings about his leadership.

Barry Sheerman, the chairman of the Commons education committee, said Brown needed to rethink his strategy after the party's disastrous performance in the Norwich North by-election.

The Telegraph quoted Sheerman, as saying: "We've got to get our act together, and to get your act together you don't go away for the summer and hope this all blows over. In any other human organisation I know, if the chief executive doesn't get it and doesn't deliver then he has to consider his position."

Sheerman told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It's for the Prime Minister to go away and say 'at the moment, I'm not connecting with the voters of this country, how do I get it right?' And if he can't get it right, he loves our party, he's got to make the right decision for the party.''

However, other veteran Labour MPs dismissed the idea of a leadership challenge, though they accepted that morale was low among MPs. (ANI)

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