Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn has revealed which way he will vote in the potential Labour leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Eagle.
Mr Hepburn has confirmed he will be backing Mr Corbyn, who he says has a "clear mandate to lead."
Mr Hepburn said: "I will be nominating and voting for Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership contest that has been instigated.
"He was backed only last year by an overwhelming majority of party members and has a clear mandate to lead. I believe that has to be respected."
The Gazette has contacted South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck for her position on the issue but she has yet to respond.