Neil Coyle blasted the Prime Minister’s call on Tuesday and said she would be unable to come to better arrangement the UK currently had with the European Union.
He said: “The reason she’s chosen this timetable is, it will be obvious to many listeners, is she doesn’t want people to see how bad her Brexit deal will be.
“So she’s trying to get the election in early so she doesn’t have to show – I mean she’s admitted she’s been honest about it, you know – she cannot agree a deal through negotiations that is better than the arrangement we have now with the European Union.
Neil Coyle hit out at Theresa May's call for a general election
The reason she’s chosen this timetable is, it will be obvious to many listeners, is she doesn’t want people to see how bad her Brexit deal will be
“So because it’s looking so bleak, she is trying to pull things together – I assume she wants to win – so that then, even more damage, my constituency has seen a lot of damage already, but by the time more damage comes through she is already ensconced.”
The comments come the politician insisted he will not be intimidated after an "absurd" complaint was made about him to party officials by Jeremy Corbyn's office.
The Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP wrote to the leader to raise concerns over the lack of briefings for MPs on Brexit and growing criticism of Labour's slow response in reacting to major news stories.
But he was then reported for "not raising questions with the line manager" to chief whip Nick Brown and general secretary Iain McNicol by office manager Karie Murphy.
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Neil Coyle reluctantly backed the Labour leader for the general election on June 8
When asked if the General Election was the perfect opportunity to oust the Labour leader, Mr Coyle said: “I make no bones that I would prefer a different Labour leader and I do think we would be doing better with an alternative.”
But added: “If the Prime Minster gets her way, any Labour Prime Minister, in my opinion, would be better than a Conservative Prime Minister.”
The vote is set to take place on June 8 with MPs due to vote tomorrow in the House of Commons on whether to back her call.
Mrs May said: “As we look to the future the Government has the right plan for negotiating our new relationship with Europe. We want a deep and special partnership between a strong and successful EU and a UK that is free to chart its own way in the world.
“That means we will regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders. And we will be free to strike trade deals with old friends and new partners all around the world.
“This is the right approach and it is in the national interest.
“But the other political parties oppose it. At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster but instead, there is division. The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”