Calls for by-election in Birkenhead

A member of the Birkenhead Labour Party has told ITV Granada he would be prepared to stand against the town's MP in any forthcoming election.

Councillor Tony Norbury is calling for Frank Field to trigger a by-election after the MP was told his decision to resign the party whip means he is no longer a member of Labour.

Mr Field has claimed his local party is now governed by "a culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation".