Hard-left former politician Derek Hatton has been formally readmitted to the Labour Party 34 years after his expulsion, it has been reported.
Mr Hatton, who is also former deputy leader of Liverpool's City Council, was expelled for belonging to the left-wing Militant faction by the then-leader Neil Kinnock.
His return rubber-stamped last week following a meeting of the party's disputes panel, according to the Daily Mirror.
Mr Hatton told the Mirror he was not prepared to talk about "particulars" of what had gone on but that "processes have happened", adding: "I am a member of the Labour Party."
A Labour Party spokesman said: "We don't comment on individual membership statuses."