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Labour rebels defy leadership in welfare vote

48 Labour rebels have defied the party leadership to vote against the Government's welfare reforms.

Leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn was among the MPs to ignore interim leader Harriet Harman's call for them to abstain in the Commons second reading vote on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.

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SNP MP mocks Labour over Official Opposition status

Scottish Nationalist MP Pete Wishart jeered at Labour's disunity over the Welfare Bill vote when he asked the Speaker to move the seating around.

The MP for Perth and North Perthshire raised a point of order requesting the Labour and SNP parties change seats so the Scots could "become the Official Opposition".

Speaker John Bercow wasn't having any of it though.

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