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Corbyn dismisses criticism from David Miliband

Jeremy Corbyn dismissed suggestions that he should withdraw from the leadership race for the good of the party.

Responding to earlier criticism from David Miliband, he told ITV News' Political Correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones:

"Miliband lives in New York and may be unaware of the excitement that the leadership contest has aroused in Britain."

He also reacted angrily to suggestions that the 600,000 registered voters were unrepresentative of the country as a whole.


Labour: Nursery costs rose 36% under Conservatives

The Labour party has responded to the launch of the Conservative party manifesto, hitting out at David Cameron's pledge to provide 30 hours of free childcare a week for three and four-year-olds.

It said that the Conservatives have raised the cost of nursery places by 36% and cut 40,000 childcare places over the past five years in coalition.

One seat to Ukip, two to Labour in North East

Ukip have won a new seat in the North East in the European elections, with the party's General Secretary Jonathon Arnott being elected.Labour's Judith Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen have also been elected

In 2009 the seats were split three ways between Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

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