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Ed Miliband calls on Corbyn to resign 'untenable' position

Ed Miliband (right) has urged Jeremy Corbyn to resign. Credit: PA

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has called on successor Jeremy Corbyn to quit, saying his position is "untenable".

Mr Miliband said he had supported Mr Corbyn "all the way along", but now urged him to reflect on what is "the right thing for the country".

He told BBC Radio 4's The World At One programme: "I have reluctantly reached the conclusion that his position is untenable."


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Cameron tells Corbyn: 'For heaven's sake man, go'

David Cameron told Jeremy Corbyn he should resign as Labour leader in a fiery exchange at Prime Minister's Questions.

"He talks about job insecurity and my two months to go, it might be in my party's interest for him to sit there, it's not in the national interest and I would say, for heaven's sake man, go," he said.

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Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan wins by-election in Tooting

Dr Allin-Khan held on to the south London constituency for her party. Credit: Anthony Devlin / PA Wire

Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan has been elected as MP for Tooting.

Dr Allin-Khan increased Labour's majority to 6,357 over the Conservatives, up from the 2,842 secured by her predecessor Sadiq Khan in the general election last year.

In a sombre statement following her victory at Wandsworth Town Hall, Dr Allin-Khan paid tribute to Jo Cox, who was killed in her Batley and Spen constituency on Thursday.

My thoughts and prayers are with Jo's husband and her children. She was a proud and passionate campaigner who will be desperately missed.

Jo's death reminds us that our democracy is precious but fragile. We must never forget to cherish it. Thousands of people voted today and we are all here in recognition of our democratic values."

– Rosena Allin-Khan, Tooting MP

The vote in Tooting was held to find a replacement for the London Mayor who stood down after defeating Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the City Hall contest in May.

Labour councillor and junior doctor Dr Allin-Khan was born and raised in the area. She works as an emergency doctor at St George's Hospital and is also deputy leader of Wandsworth Labour group.


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