Labour MP Berger told to 'get on board' and back Corbyn

Luciana Berger MP. Credit: Press Association.

A Labour MP who backed a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn has been warned to "get on board" after supporters of the Labour leader gained control of her local constituency party.

Luciana Berger was told she should apologise to Mr Corbyn by Roy Bentham, one of the newly elected members of the Liverpool Wavertree Constituency Labour Party's (CLP) executive committee.

"Luciana needs to get on board quite quickly now," he was reported as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

"She will now have to sit round the table with us the next time she wants to vote for bombing in Syria or to pass a no confidence motion in the leader of the party - she will have to be answerable to us."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: ITV News.

But new constituency party secretary, Angela Kehoe-Jones, later issued a statement distancing the executive committee from Mr Bentham's comments.

"The newly elected executive of Liverpool Wavertree CLP are looking forward to working with our MP Luciana Berger for our constituency," she said.

'We must disassociate ourselves from remarks made by one of our officers who did not speak on behalf of the executive.

"The views he has expressed do not, in any way, represent the position of the CLP officers."

Ms Berger is currently on maternity leave. Her name was also thought to have appeared in a list of 49 sitting MPs who, the Times claimed, could "join the Liberals".

The document was compiled by a Momentum activists group in South Tyneside .