She accused Ms Thornberry of telling one her colleagues from a Brexit-backing area : “I’m glad my constituents aren’t as stupid as yours.”
Ms Thornberry said the accusation was “a total and utter lie”. She added: I have never said this to anyone, nor anything like it, and I hope needless to say, it is not something I would ever think. “
Ms Flint Added: “I don’t believe anybody who have been the architects of our European policy in the last few years is credible to be leader. I don’t think they can win back these seats. “
Instead, she said Ms Nandy and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey were” worth looking at “.