Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn urges probe into excluded voters

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn fears some of his supporters may have been “unfairly” barred from voting in the party’s leadership election.

He has handed a list of names to party officials, saying he wants a “fair and open” contest, with all those eligible to take part able to do so.

Allies of Mr Corbyn have claimed there is a “rigged purge” of his supporters after a union leader was excluded.

Labour said it had a “robust” validation process in place.

The Labour Party has, meanwhile, announced it has signed up a security firm to cover its annual conference in Liverpool next month, ending fears the event would have to be cancelled.

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