Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband denies Labour MPs want him to resign as Labour leaderGetty

Labour leader Ed Miliband denied there is a crisis of confidence among his own MPs over his leadership of the party.

Miliband branded reports "nonsense" which claimed a significant minority of Labour backbenchers want him to stand down as leader.

A former minister in Miliband's ranks reportedly said: "We can't just carry on like this," to the BBC.

Speaking in Northampton, Miliband said: "This is nonsense. My focus, the Labour party's focus is on the country and the things that matter to the country.

"Honestly, this is nonsense [...] it's not the way I see."

Denying his position at the top is under question by his own side, Miliband insisted: "I don't accept that this matter arises."

Yet criticism of Miliband's leadership are mounting with the General Election campaign only six months away.

The head of the Fabian Society - a thinktank affiliated with Labour - has called Miliband a block to success for the party at the polls.

Miliband was (sort-of) defended by Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor, who said: "Labour will stay united."