Two Labour whips resign after sacking of Rosie Winterton in Corbyn reshuffle

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In a move clearly aimed at overshadowing the resignations of two whips after the controversial sacking of chief whip Rosie Winterton, Mr Corbyn noted the number of people willing to re-enter the top team after his landslide re-election by the membership. Let's take a look. Baroness Smith of Basildon and Lord Bassam were elected to their roles by colleagues in the Lords - rather than being appointed by Corbyn - and simply declined to attend while the leadership was mired in uncertainty.

Lady Chakrabarti said she had received racist hate mail since becoming a Labour peer after producing a report on anti-Semitism in the party which some Jewish groups branded a whitewash.

A source in Mr Corbyn's camp acknowledged she had not resigned but "she backed no confidence" when Labour MPs voted by 172 to 40 to say they had no confidence in the leader.

In a statement issued on Sunday night, Mr McGinn said:"Earlier today I spoke with the new Chief Whip Nick Brown".

Momentum, the socialist British pressure group formed in support of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, has announced a series of concerts in "celebration of [Corbyn's] progressive policies and the growing grassroots movement around them".

Describing the meeting, one Labour shadow minister told The Independent: "It was same old really - pre-prepared statements from Jeremy, refused to properly engage with legitimate questions and same characters getting worked up".

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Mrs Hayman was previously a Labour whip.

He added: "The major thing for me was the European Union referendum and Brexit, which was a significant moment for our country".

But friends of the MPs have said they were both close to Winterton and were "shocked and angered" by the decision to get rid of the party veteran who had served under three different leaders.

He said: "It is clear there needs to be a resetting of the relationship with the PLP and the way it operates". His spokesman later insisted that Corbyn had condemned the Russian government for its involvement in the air strike - but added that Corbyn had used cautious language as "evidence can be murky".

Some expressed despondency that he appeared to say during the meeting that Russian Federation had "apparently" bombed civilians in Aleppo in Syria.

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