Simon Crean has asked Prime Minister Julia Gillard to call a spill of the Labor leadership.
Mr Crean said: "Something needs to be done to break this deadlock ... for once and for all."
''I am asking her to call a spill of all leadership positions,'' Mr Crean told journalists in Canberra. ''I will not be standing for the leader. I will be putting myself forward in the leadership team for the deputy leader.''
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