Tom Watson, Labour’s Deputy Leader, to Talk to Trade Unions over party’s future

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Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the Labour Party, is to hold talks with trade unions in a bid to break the impasse on the future of Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s leader.

The BBC reported that Tom Watson has suggested that this is “the last throw of the dice” after MPs strongly backed a motion of no confidence in the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.

Angela Eagle has also made clear this week that she will stand as a candidate for the party’s leadership to force the issue. That would mean that party members would need to vote for a new leader, a contest in which Jeremy Corbyn has said that he would stand again.