David Cameron's tribute to Harriet Harman as she prepares to stand down as acting Labour leader

The Prime Minister gave a warm tribute to interim Labour leader Harriet Harman as she prepared to step down from the role.

Speaking during Prime Ministers Questions, David Cameron said:

Ms Harman will take a break from the front benches when a new Labour leader is appointed. Credit: PA

Harriet Harman thanked the Prime Minister for his words, adding: "For me it has been an absolute honour and a privilege to play my part in leading this great party."

Ms Harman plans to return to the backbenches, ending a front bench career which spanned decades of government and opposition.

Left winger Jeremy Corbyn is widely expected to win the Labour crown on Saturday prompting a radical overhaul of his party's front bench team.