Labour party members across the north west have been gathering names for a petition against the government's plans for grammar schools.
It follows a call for a day of action against the proposals by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the party's conference in Liverpool last week.
Ashton-under-Lyne MP and shadow education secretary Angela Rayner joined the protest in the town.
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Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has spoken in support of Labour MP Keith Vaz, who is facing allegations he paid for the services of male escorts.
He told Good Morning Britain he believes there is a public interest in the story surrounding the Leicester East MP but says there should be "some sympathy for Keith" in the way he's been treated in the media.
The Rochdale MP also said Vaz makes a "positive contribution" to British politics and serves his constituency well.
Danczuk is currently suspended by the Labour party as MP for Rochdale following allegations he sent sexually explicit messages to a 17-year-old girl.
Merseyside Police said the decision to cancel surgeries was a matter for the MP and her staff.Read the full story ›
As Owen Smith launches his Labour leadership bid, Angela Eagle has launched her "Keep it Comradely" pledge.
The Wallasey MP told waiting reporters:
This is my clean campaign pledge, I'm going to sign it today and I hope that all of the other candidates in the leadership election, and their supporters, party members up and down the country, will sign up to that pledge.
Angela Eagle says she welcomes Owen Smith into the Labour leadership contest.
Speaking to ITV News this morning the Wallasey MP said she wants to have a debate on the direction of the Labour Party's future.
A source close to Wallasey MP Angela Eagle has said she would challenge Jeremy Corbyn's leadership "when the time is right".
It comes after her constituency Labour party said on its website they had passed a motion of support for Mr Corbyn 'with an overwhelming majority',
"Last night at our branch meeting Wallasey branch Labour Party passed, with an overwhelming majority, a motion of support for Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party .
"As such we wish to send our message of support to our Leader Jeremy Corbyn at this time as we work together on the larger issues effecting our society.
Mr Corbyn has resisted calls to step down as Labour leader after MPs voted by 172-40 that they had no confidence in him.
After the mass resignation of the bulk of Mr Corbyn's front bench team, the former shadow business secretary was understood to be considering a formal challenge to his position.
"Angela has made her position 100% clear but she will challenge when there is absolutely nothing left to fight for," the source said.
"There will be a challenge unless he goes."
On Mr Corbyn and activists such as Momentum who support him, the source said: "When people get weaker, they shout louder."
A vigil has taken place in Liverpool for murdered MP Jo Cox. The special tribute, at the city's Devonshire House Hotel, was organised by the Labour Party on Merseyside. Jo's colleague and friend, Wirral South MP Alison McGovern, told Granada Reports that the last few days have been "horrific".
The Labour Party announces the winner of its Leadership Ballot later today. North West MP Andy Burnham had been tipped to win the contest early in the campaign. But that was before the surge in support for left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn. He is now believed to be the front-runner to be party leader despite warnings from senior Labour figures that the North London MP will make the party unelectable.
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