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Labour Party Conference 2016: Jeremy Corbyn ‘Wishes Labour MPs Well’ If They Face Reselection

Jeremy Corbyn has suggested some Labour MPs may be deselected by local party activists ahead of the next general election.

Some allies of the Labour leader, who was re-elected yesterday, have called for MPs who are disloyal to be replaced.

Corbyn told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme today that the upcoming boundary changes, which will see the number of constituencies cut from 650 to 600, meant there would have to be a new selection in every seat.

Asked about reselection of sitting MPs, he said: “I wish them well.

“The relationship between an MP and their constituency is a complex one. It’s not necessarily all the policy tick-boxing exercise, it’s also the relationship with the community.

“Let’s have a democratic discussion and I think the vast majority of MPs will have no problem whatsoever.”

Speaking to ITV’s Peston on Sunday, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said he and Corbyn did not want mandatory reselection of MPs.

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/09/25/labour-party-conference-2016-jeremy-corbyn-wishes-labour-mps-well-if-they-face-reselection_n_12179028.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics