Firebrand former deputy leader of Liverpool City Council Derek Hatton has been suspended from Labour just days after being readmitted to the party, the Press Association understands.
The biggest shake-up of British politics for a generation appears set to continue after three MPs quit the Conservatives and encouraged others to follow them to the new Independent Group.
Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has branded his party’s attempt to force by-elections in the constituencies of defecting MPs as “spiteful”.
Three MPs who quit the Conservatives and signed up to the new Independent Group have appealed to fellow one-nation Tories to join them.
George Galloway revealed he has applied to rejoin Labour as he raged at “Goebbelian propaganda” being deployed against Jeremy Corbyn.
Three MPs have quit the Conservative Party to join the new Independent Group (TIG) in a major blow to Theresa May’s authority.
Six Tory MPs will contemplate splitting from the Conservative Party unless it “changes its direction”, Tory grandee Ken Clarke has warned.
The shake-up of British politics appears set to continue with speculation a small number of Tories are set to join former Labour MPs in their new group.
The eighth MP to quit Labour to join the breakaway Independent Group has accused Jeremy Corbyn of repeatedly failing to deal with anti-Semitism in the party.
Fife Conservatives have branded the council administration's spending plans as a “timid, dishonest budget” which makes unnecessary cuts and ignores public concerns.