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Jeremy Corbyn visits Cumbria

Jeremy Corbyn in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Carlisle today to meet council staff who keep the city clean and who helped clear snow during the recent bad weather.

He will meet expanding local businesses and is set to visit the Durranhill site, which is under construction, and also meet the staff who work there.

The Islington North MP is joined by Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council and Ruth Alcroft, Labour’s candidate in Carlisle for the next general election.

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Jeremy Corbyn visits the Borders

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressing supporters Credit: PA

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the Borders today ahead of the Scottish Borders Council by-election in Selkirk.

The Islington North MP was in the town to campaign alongside Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard and the party's by-election candidate Scott Redpath.

They visited the Eildon Housing Association this morning.

Also standing in the by-election are Trevor Adams (Conservatives), Jack Clark (Liberal Democrats), Barbra Harvie (Green Party), John Mitchell (Scottish National Party), and Kenneth Gunn and Caroline Penman (independents).

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Copeland MP calls for Labour leader to resign in stinging letter

The MP for Copeland Jamie Reed has sent a stinging letter to the under pressure Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calling for his resignation.

Mr. Reed published the following on his Twitter account last night (29th June)

He accused Corbyn of injecting an 'unprecedented poison' into the Labour party, going on to say that the 'Labour party stands for a moral purpose that you do not share.'

Jeremy Corbyn has lost a confidence vote among his MPs by 172 to 40 but is refusing to resign, insisting he still has a "people's mandate" to lead following his landslide victory in the Labour leadership elections last summer.