Jeremy Corbyn calls on eight Labour defectors to quit as MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie and Chuka Ummuna quit Labour to join an independent group Labour MPs who have quit the party should “resign and put themselves up for election”, Jeremy Corbyn has said. In a Twitter video, the Labour leader said it was the “democratic thing to do” because […]

Independent Group: Three MPs quit Tory party to join

Media captionThree Conservatives MPs resign to join Independent Group Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour MPs. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to Theresa May to confirm their departure. The three held a press conference, criticising the government […]

Brexit: Theresa May says ‘time of essence’ for backstop deal

Image caption Theresa May arriving in Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Theresa May has said progress has been made in talks about changes to the Brexit deal that could win MPs’ backing but admitted “time is of the essence”. The PM met the EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels to discuss legally-binding guarantees […]

PMQs: The verdict

Image copyright HOC Theresa May went head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Here’s what happened. All eyes were on the three Conservative defectors who took their seats next to their new, former Labour, colleagues on the opposition benches for the first time. But it was business as usual for Theresa May and […]

Derek Hatton suspended by Labour days after being readmitted

Image copyright PA Derek Hatton has been suspended by the Labour Party less than 48 hours after he was admitted back into the party. The ex-deputy leader of Liverpool council’s membership was provisionally approved on Monday, more than 30 years after he was expelled from the party. But senior Labour figures have since complained about […]

Brighton councillor Anne Meadows quits Labour over ‘anti-Semitism’

Image caption The Conservative Party chairman said he was delighted to welcome Anne Meadows Labour could lose control of Brighton and Hove City Council after one of its councillors joined the Conservatives in protest at anti-Semitic abuse. Anne Meadows, whose husband is of Jewish descent, said she had suffered 18 months of attacks. “There has […]

Three MPs quit Tory party to join Independent Group

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston join the Independent Group Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour MPs. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to Theresa May to confirm their departure. The […]

Three MPs quit Tory party to join breakaway group

Image copyright PA Image caption Heidi Allen, Sarah Wollaston and Anna Soubry Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour MPs. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to Theresa May to confirm their departure. The PM said she was “saddened”, […]

Brexit: Theresa May to return to Brussels for further talks

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May will return to Brussels later to continue Brexit talks with the European Union. She is trying to renegotiate the Irish backstop – the insurance policy to prevent the return of customs checks on the Irish border. Mrs May is expected to request legally-binding assurances that the backstop […]

In full: Tory MPs’ resignation letter

Image copyright PA MPs Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen have written to the prime minister to resign from the Conservative Party. Here is their letter. Dear Prime Minster It is with regret that we are writing to resign the Conservative whip and our membership of the Party. We voted for you as Leader […]

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