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Jeremy Corbyn sacks Chief Whip Rosie Winterton

Rosie Winterton (left), who helped plan Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet in 2015, has been sacked. Credit: PA

Rosie Winterton, Labour's Chief Whip for six years, has been sacked by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn thanked Winterton for her "exceptional service" as he announced that Newcastle MP Nick Brown had taken over the role.

"[Rosie Winterton] has played an outstanding role in her support for me as leader and for the Labour Party as a whole," Corbyn said.

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Corbyn's pro-migrant stance alienates ex-Labour voters

Jeremy Corbyn mounted a robust defence of immigration at the annual Labour conference, saying his party would not aim to cut migrant numbers if elected to government.

But this stance is unlikely to win back support from disenchanted voters in Crewe and Nantwich - a constituency which was once solidly Labour, but is now Conservative, and voted to leave the EU.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

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