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Jeremy Corbyn calls on Labour quitters to resign and fight by-elections

Liverpool's Luciana Berger and Stockport's Ann Coffey both quit the party earlier this week to join the Independence Group. Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn has called on two North West MPs to resign and put themselves up for election.

Liverpool's Luciana Berger and Stockport's Ann Coffey both quit the party earlier this week to join the Independence Group.

They cited Mr Corbyn's leadership, his stance on Brexit and his handling of allegations of anti-Semitism as the primary reasons for the move.

Ann Coffey, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Chuka Umunna, Mike Gapes, Luciana Berger and Gavin Shuker after they announced their resignations. Credit: PA

Posting online, the labour Leader said a by-election would be the decent and democratic thing to do

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