HELENSBURGH'S MSP says Labour should apologise for "letting down" communities across the UK after its dismal General Election performance.

Jackie Baillie, who has been the Labour MSP for the Dumbarton constituency since 1999, says the party needs to take "a long, hard look" at itself if it is to survive.

In a statement issued on Friday, Ms Baillie called on Jeremy Corbyn to resign as leader after the party was left with just one Scottish MP – and only 203 across the whole of the UK.

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Mr Corbyn has already said he will not lead the party into the next General Election, but that he will not walk away as leader until a successor is chosen.

Ms Baillie – who issued a similarly withering verdict on the party's European Parliament election showing earlier this year – said: “This election was nothing short of catastrophic for the Labour Party across the United Kingdom.

"We failed to have a clear position on the two biggest constitutional issues facing our communities – Brexit and Scottish independence.

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“Clearly Jeremy Corbyn needs to resign. If our Party is to survive we need to take a long hard look at ourselves and the verdict of voters.

"We must learn the lessons that we failed to address from the 2017 General Election and 2019 EU election.

"To the thousands of communities across Scotland and the rest of the UK who are in desperate need of a progressive, compassionate government, Labour should apologise for letting them down."

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