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Corbyn told he will be barred from sitting as Labour MP for three months

Written by on 19/11/2020

Jeremy Corbyn has been told he will be barred from being a Labour MP for three months, Sky News understands.

But the length of that suspension is under review by leader Sir Keir Starmer, pending an investigation into his predecessor’s conduct.

Mr Corbyn was told about the move in a letter from Labour’s chief whip Nick Brown sent on Thursday night.

The former Labour leader was suspended at the end of October for his response to a long-running investigation by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission into how antisemitism complaints were handled during his tenure.

A panel from the party’s ruling National Executive Committee then voted this week to let him back in as a member, but Sir Keir said he would not automatically get the Labour whip back.

 Sky News

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