When Jeremy Corbyn announced his Labour leadership candidacy in 2015, many believed he would fail to get the support of 35 MPs needed to stand for leader.
Currently, a significant portion of the Parliamentary Labour Party are trying to force Corbyn to step down. Supporters point out he stil has popular support among party members, and would easily win another leadership election.
Clearly, there is a wide discrepency in the preferences of the Labour party base, and the preferences of its MPs. Would Corbyn as the incumbent need the support of 35 MPs, if he were to run again for leader, should there be a new election?