Boost for Jeremy Corbyn as top Labour Lords end Shadow Cabinet boycott

Jeremy Corbyn is incapable of proper leadership, unable to win over new voters and could condemn Labour to catastrophic defeat, according to MPs returning to the party's front bench.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit arts-based initiatives associated with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's policy priorities, say organisers.

The latest polling evidence compounds Labour's misery, with the party still deeply divided despite Jeremy Corbyn's pledge to unite MPs following his re-election as leader. The former director of public prosecutions - who backed Mr Smith to replace Mr Corbyn and was one of the MPs who resigned following the European Union referendum - has also appealed for unity and took on the shadow Brexit secretary job.

Sheffield Central MP Mr Blomfield, who quit as a shadow ministerial aide, had his surname misspelled "Bloomfield" in the Labour announcement of his appointment to the shadow Brexit team.

"I would like to thank Rosie Winterton, who has been an outstanding Chief Whip, and all my colleagues in the Whips Office for their friendship, guidance and support".

Fellow resigning whip, Halifax MP Holly Lynch, said she wanted to spend more time in her constituency, where she has a slender majority of 428.

"It has now become apparent that you can not command the support of the wider PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party)".

Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch resigned as Labour whips in protest over the axing of Winterton.

When Corbyn praised Winterton for her work in the role over the past six years, he was heckled by MPs who questioned why he had fired Winterton if he really thought so much of her. Corbyn didn't have much more luck taking questions from his MPs.

"We had been letting people down just when the country expects us to be strong".

Weller said: "I'm doing the gig because I like what Corbyn says and stands for".

Today, however, they said they would resume attendance at shadow Cabinet following discussions with other Labour peers.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that the pro-Corbyn Momentum organisation now has more than 20,000 members.

It suggests that although Corbyn has succeeded in signing up thousands of new members to the party, he is failing to cut through to the general public, or perhaps May's "hard Brexit" message played well with voters.



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