Mr Gove hit out at Jeremy Corbyn saying Labour needs to "dump" second referendum (Image: GETTY)
Both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party lost precious seats at the local elections with the Tories losing more than 1,300 and Labour losing 81. Environment Secretary Mr Gove told The Daily Telegraph that the local results, where Labour lost seats in Leave-supporting strongholds, showed the Labour leader should “dump any mention of a second referendum and help the Government get a deal”. He also argued that Labour should have done “much, much better” considering the Tories have been in government for nine years.
The Tory Brexiteer blamed their catastrophic result on mixed messages over a second referendum.
Mr Gove said: "Labour MPs will be reflecting this morning and over the weekend on the message that their voters are telling them, which is we voted to Leave.
"I hope they will recognise that they need to work with the Government in order to deliver Brexit."
Mr Gove also insisted he had not “gone soft” over Brexit as he hoped to