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Labour warned more MPs ‘thinking long and hard’ about futures

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-Semitism More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned.Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a "tense" meeting in Parliament.Corbyn-critic Ian Austin said others would "think hard" about leaving unless it fixed
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Who were the Social Democratic Party?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe creation of the SDP A lot of commentators have been comparing the resignations of seven MPs from the Labour Party on Monday to the formation of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).But why has the latest twist in Westminster's political layout reminded some of events dating back almost 40 years?In January 1981, four members of the Labour Party - Bill Rodgers,
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Former Labour MP Angela Smith criticised over skin colour comment

[ad_1] One of the seven MPs who resigned from the Labour Party on Monday has been criticised over a comment about skin colour.Angela Smith appeared on BBC Two's Politics Live programme and in a discussion about race, appeared to say: "It's not just about being black or a funny tinge." The MP has since posted a video on Twitter apologising for the comment, adding: "I am very upset that I
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Labour resignations: Who are the MPs quitting the party?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The seven former Labour MPs have become the Independent Group After months of rumours swirling around Westminster that Labour MPs might break away, seven have resigned from the party.But who are the MPs forming the "Independent Group" in the House of Commons? Seven MPs leave Labour in Corbyn protest Divisions in Labour cannot be contained Gavin Shuker Constituency: MP for Luton South since
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David Mundell: ‘Coming out as gay was so difficult’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Father-of-three Mr Mundell revealed in 2016 that he was gay Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said coming out as gay was "one of the most difficult things I've done".Mr Mundell revealed in January 2016 that it was time to "acknowledge in public as well as in private, who I am".At the time, the father-of-three was believed to be the first openly-gay Conservative cabinet