18 Nov 2020

Jeremy Corbyn will not be readmitted as Labour MP, Sir Keir Starmer says

Political Editor

The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has refused to allow Jeremy Corbyn to sit as a Labour MP in the Commons – after saying he had  “undermined” trust in Labour’s ability to tackle anti-Semitism.

Mr Corbyn was suspended from the party three weeks ago, after claiming that the scale of anti-Semitism within its ranks had been exaggerated, but was reinstated as a member last night.

Mr Corbyn’s supporters have accused Sir Keir of being “vindictive” and causing more divisions in the party.