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Live updates: Labour leadership crisis

Latest developments:

  • Deputy leader Tom Watson is expected to hold talks with trade unions to try to get them to withdraw support for Jeremy Corbyn
  • Angela Eagle warned Mr Corbyn she will 'resolve' the crisis if he 'doesn't take action'
  • Unite leader Len McCluskey said the 'coup' against Mr Corbyn has failed
  • Mr Corbyn has been under pressure to quit since nearly his entire shadow cabinet resigned
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Unions reiterate support for Jeremy Corbyn

Senior figures at Britain's largest unions have signed a statement saying that they stand behind Corbyn to fight off the "regrettable and unnecessary" crisis in the Labour party.

"Jeremy Corbyn is the democratically-elected Leader of our Party who secured such a resounding mandate," the statement reads.

It continues, saying his position "cannot and should not be challenged" other than through "the proper democratic procedures" set out in the party's constitution.

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