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Jeremy Corbyn cancels public appearance in Norwich - after Clive Lewis apology

Jeremy Corbyn has cancelled a public appearance in Norwich Credit: Press Association.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of a public appearance in Norwich this weekend.

It comes after Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was blasted on social media for making an inappropriate comment during a rally in Brighton last month.

Mr Corbyn had earlier announced plans to visit the Norwich to campaign alongside Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

But after Mr Lewis was forced to apologise for his comment, when a video of the rally emerged online, the party leader changed his mind.

Mr Corbyn will still visit Norwich but will hold an event with party members only.

Cambridge MP said he'll remain committed to Labour

Zeichner said he's "a passionate pro-European and a straight-forward politician." Credit: ITV News Anglia

MP Daniel Zeichner said he'll remain committed to fighting for both Cambridge and Labour after resigning from the party's frontbench over the party's policy on Brexit.

The Labour MP stepped down from his position as Shadow Transport Minister in order to vote in favour of an amendment to the Queen's Speech supporting the UK's membership of the single market - despite leader Jeremy Corbyn telling MPs to abstain.

Mr Zeichner said it's been an honour to serve on the frontbench under Jeremy Corbyn.

New Bedford MP targets key issues in his constituency

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

The new MP for Bedford, Labour's Mohammad Yasin, has been out in the borough enjoying his first full day in office.

He took the seat from the Conservative's Richard Fuller, with a majority of almost 800 votes in Thursday's election.

Mohammad Yasin has lived in Bedford for more than 25 years and he was a Labour borough councillor for more than a decade.

I want to work for the people, work for the Bedford hospital, I want to work for the local schools and our police.

There are many other issues which I will be dealing with in the future, but these are the main issues in Bedford.

That's the reason I stood in this election, so I can make a difference.

– Mohammad Yasin MP
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