Jeremy Corbyn appeals for Labour ‘calm’ after death threats
Jeremy Corbyn has called for “calm” and “dignity” from Labour members after leadership challenger Angela Eagle’s constituency office was vandalised.
A brick was thrown through the window of the constituency office on Monday.
Mr Corbyn said that “as someone who has received death threats this week” he condemned the “threatening act” and the other “abuse and threats” MPs faced.
The Labour leader urged members and supporters to “treat each other with respect and dignity”.
It comes as Labour’s National Executive Committee prepares to rule on whether Mr Corbyn should automatically be included in the party’s leadership ballot, triggered by ex-shadow business secretary Ms Eagle’s leadership challenge.
Unions say party rules are clear that the Labour leader must be in any leadership contest, but his opponents say he needs the nominations of 51 MPs or MEPs to stand.
The ruling NEC could face the threat of legal action from Mr Corbyn.