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Jeremy Corbyn supporters to gather in Bristol rally in support of Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn addressing a rally outside parliament last night. Credit: PA Images

A group supporting under-pressure Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will hold a rally in Bristol city centre tonight.

Momentum in Bristol and the West of England - a branch of the group that helped get Mr. Corbyn elected last year - have called for unity behind the leader in the wake of the mass walk-out of his shadow cabinet this week.

Mr Corbyn is facing a vote of no-confidence this afternoon.

Momentum Bristol said a small number of Labour MPs were using Brexit to oust the party's leadership. Credit: PA Images

In a statement on their Facebook page Momentum Bristol and the West of England said:

"We call for unity behind Jeremy Corbyn. Unity and solidarity to fight austerity and racism, defend workers rights and bring about a more equal society."

"The future is uncertain. We face a Tory Brexit, Cameron has resigned and we are likely to have a general election in the coming months with the potential of Britain lurching yet further to the right."

"A small number of Labour MPs are using Brexit as an opportunity to oust the leadership. Jeremy was democratically elected with 59.5% of the vote, a large mandate. He was primarily elected on policies of anti-austerity and democratisation of the Labour party."

"There will be an activist meeting later this week to discuss next steps.

#KeepCorbyn. Let's build our movement."

– Momentum

Meanwhile a separate rally to support refugees will be taking place in the city at the same time.

The demo led by Stand Together Bristol coincides with similar events in London, Manchester and Oxford.

In the last 48 hours all three of Labour's Bristol MPs have walked out of the shadow cabinet and called on Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

Thangam Debbonaire - MP for Bristol West, Kerry McCarthy - MP for Bristol East, and Karin Smyth - MP for Bristol North - were all part of a move by Labour's front bench to show no confidence in their leader.