Corbyn tells exiles: you were elected to carry out Labour manifesto

Labour leader issues defiant message to seven MPs who left over Brexit and antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn has issued a defiant message to the seven MPs who resigned from his party on Monday, reminding them they stood in the 2017 general election on Labour’s manifesto, and “were elected to carry out those policies”.

The Labour leader was speaking on Tuesday at the annual Make UK manufacturers’ conference, in his first public appearance since the breakaway MPs announced they would sit as independents in parliament.

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