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 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 &quotsoar" over the next few years as private operators make billions of pounds in profit, according to Labour. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)Associated Press

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."

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.

This is a developing story.

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