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Jeremy Corbyn apologises to Labour MPs for defeat 'for which I take responsibility' – live news

Another Labour MP on his way out of the meeting says Corbyn’s leadership came up time and time again in the meeting. He said Margaret Beckett, who was acting leader after John Smith died, made a particularly noteworthy contribution, saying the leadership should not be worried about protecting its legacy when thinking about a new leader; what mattered was who would be best placed to win, she told the meeting.

The MP said several colleagues also said antisemitism had been a problem, and had to be addressed.

He acknowledged that some MPs spoke out in support of Corbyn. But, referring to MPs like Claudia Webbe (see 7.15pm), he said people just elected in safe seats were not best placed to understand the party’s problems.

That’s all from me for tonight. My colleague Kevin Rawlinson is taking over now.

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