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Bury South MP Lewis 'Corbyn cannot lead us back to Government'

"Unfortunately, it is clear Jeremy Corbyn cannot lead us back to Government and there is a real risk we will suffer a worse election result than in 2015.

"Having taken sounding from Labour members and Councillors in Greater Manchester this weekend I feel I have a duty to stand up and be counted.

"So today I have written to Jeremy and asked him to resign ahead of this weeks no confidence vote."I have been loyal to Jeremy since he became leader."

– Ivan Lewis MP, Bury South


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Ann Coffey says Jeremy Corbyn 'really has to go'

Ann Coffey has added to the growing list of Labour MPs who have said that Jeremy Corbyn must go in the wake of the EU referendum, saying the public have "no confidence" in him.

She also criticised his campaigning over the referendum, saying that it was "lacklustre, it was unenthusiastic" and that he came across as not caring about the result.

Ann Coffey has seconded a vote of no confidence in Mr Corbyn that Labour MPMargaret Hodge proposed.

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Frank Field: Labour needs new leader who is a 'likely PM'

Frank Field MP has said that Labour "certainly" need a new leader who is a "likely Prime Minister".

He said that Jeremy Corbyn has been "brilliant" at representing people who have "lost out under globalisation", but that he hasn't connected with most of the electorate.

Mr Field added that he will be going to the meeting on Tuesday which could see Labour MPs taking part in a secret ballot over their leader.


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Manchester students: Older voters have been selfish

Maia Ryan-Dawes, a student midwife in Manchester, tells ITV News correspondent Richard Pallot that older voters have been "selfish" in voting for a Brexit.

"They're voting for such a dramatic change and haven't thought about the younger generations," she says.

Manchester had the largest Remain vote in the North West.

Manchester marks Armed Forces Day

Credit: @sarahrogersITV

Hundreds of people turned out in Manchester for a parade of soldiers past and present to mark Armed Forces Day.

Activities at St Peter’s Square will run until 4pm. Military vehicles will also be on show in the square, including a display cockpit of an RAF Jet Provost.

This year marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, which claimed the lives of 420,000 British soldiers.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Carl Austin told Granada it's important to remember:

The Metrolink have also announced they will offer free travel to any in-uniform service personnel or reservist if they present their military pass.

Gun discharge at St Peter's square Credit: @sarahrogersITV
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