FORMER Blackburn Labour MP Jack Straw has admitted to doubts about voting for the party under Jeremy Corbyn.

He said the left-winger was following the wrong path and warned that a government led by the70-year-old would ‘end in tears’.

Mr Straw, MP for Blackburn from 1979 to 2015 who served in Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s cabinets from 1997 to 2010, was speaking at this week’s Henley literature festival about his book The English Job.

Mr Straw said: “I think the route Mr Corbyn is taking the party down is not the right one and it will end in tears were he ever to get in power.

“I’m not a fan. Yes, I’ve had doubts, that’s fair to say.

“I’m a member of the Labour Party, and I still give quite a lot of money to the Labour Party and, every time, I look at my bank statement and think, ‘I really ought to stop doing that.”

Mr Straw said he would probably still vote Labour for ‘tribal reasons’.

Current Blackburn MP Kate Hollern , who is Mr Corbyn’s Parliamentary aide, said: “As Jack has devoted his entire career to the Labour Party I cannot imagine him ever voting for anyone else other than Labour. I am sure this comment was intended in a lighthearted way given that Jack and Jeremy haven’t always been in full agreement on policy issues. We all disagree from time to time, but in the Labour family, deep down we know that we share a common set of values.”