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Labour supporters gather for leadership result

Labour supporters have gathered in Bristol awaiting the announcement of the party's new leader.

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The party is set to announce the results of the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and challenger Owen Smith imminently.

Mr Corbyn, who is widely expected to win the contest, has called on MPs to rally around whoever is elected by the party's members.

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Kerry McCarthy resigns as Shadow Environment Secretary

Kerry McCarthy has been an MP for Bristol East since 2005 Credit: ITV News

Kerry McCarthy has resigned as shadow environment secretary in protest of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

She was an advocate for Britain to remain in the EU, and her resignation follows continued criticism from within the Labour party of leader Jeremy Corbyn's 'lacklustre' campaigning in the run-up to the referendum.

The Bristol East MP joins Lilian Greenwood, Lucy Powell, Ian Murray, Gloria De Piero and Heidi Alexander who have also stepped down from their roles

Labour leader asked to speak to 130,000 music fans at Glastonbury

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been invited to address more than 130,000 music fans at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The Labour leader has been asked to speak from the main stage on the final day of the hugely popular event, sources have said.

Meanwhile his shadow chancellor John McDonnell has been invited to speak at the festival's Left Field, where music and politics mix.

Jeremy Corbyn has been asked to speak on the final day of Glastonbury Credit: Peter Powell/PA

Union leaders have taken part in debates at Glastonbury in previous years but Mr Corbyn would be the first party leader to appear.

A Labour Party source confirmed Mr Corbyn had been invited.

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