Damian McBride Denies Leaking Names of Hostile Labour MPs

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Damian McBride, the controversial adviser sacked by Gordon Brown, has denied allegations that he has leaked details of how loyal MPs are to Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition.

The Guardian newspaper said:

“Some backbenchers suspect the hand of Damian McBride, the combative spin doctor to Gordon Brown who recently joined the team of the shadow defence secretary, Emily Thornberry, may be behind the release of the list, which they believe is aimed at demonstrating that Corbyn would have the support of enough MPs to make it on to the ballot paper if a leadership challenge emerged”.

McBride has denied the allegations. The former advisor to Gordon Brown admitted previously that he had deliberately made up allegations about Conservative backbenchers as part of a smear campaign.