Ninth Labour MP quits 'broken' Labour party in protest against Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gestures, during a visit to discuss cuts to bus services, in Derbyshire, England, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Bus fares are set to

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LONDON - Ian Austin has become the ninth Labour MP to quit the party this week in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and handling of allegations of antisemitism.

He said he had become "ashamed of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn."Advertisement

But he said he had no plans to join the Independent Group of MPs which seven Labour MPs and three Tory MPs joined this week.

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