Labour poised for leadership change in Northumberland

Labour's leader on Northumberland County Council surprised many by announcing that he would stay on as leader following his party's disastrous election result in Northumberland. Labour sources now suggest Grant Davey's days could be numbered.

Debbie Flounders, who recently outed herself as a Labour supporter on the social media site Facebook, called for Grant to stand down amid growing pressure on Labour's shambolic leadership.

She said:  "Not only did he fail to engage, he was actually antagonistic". She went on to describe his leadership as disgraceful.

Bernard Pidcock has been identified as a potential replacement. However, the Holywell councillor's leadership bid got off to a rocky start last month as he publicly described the majority of voters in Cramlington as class traitors.

Labour's Morpeth member Calum Bell refused to rule out that a leadership challenge may be imminent.