A string of Labour shadow cabinet members have quit, with more walkouts expected, in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership over the EU referendum.
Lord Falconer, Heidi Alexander, Lucy Powell and Ian Murray are among those to have quit the party’s top team.
It comes after shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn was sacked after he told Mr Corbyn he had lost confidence in him.
Mr Corbyn, who faces a no confidence vote over a “lacklustre” EU campaign, “won’t be resigning”, a spokesman said.
The spokesman said Mr Corbyn “is the democratically elected leader of the Labour Party”.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow cabinet members Andy Burnham, Diane Abbott and Emily Thornberry have given Mr Corbyn their support despite the resignations.
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36632956