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Why was Jeremy Corbyn suspended what might its significance be?

Jeremy Corbyn has sensationally had the Labour Whip withdrawn.

On Thursday Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party from 2015 until 2020, was sensationally suspended from the Labour Party and had the Labour Whip withdrawn. The MP for Islington North now sits in the House of Commons as an independent.

So why has he been suspended and what is the potential significance of this?

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Why won’t electronic voting return to Parliament?

This week the Hybrid Parliament that has been in operation since 22nd April ended. The Hybrid Parliament saw large screens set up in the House of Commons chamber to allow members to participate in debates via Zoom. In addition, MPs voted electronically meaning that everyone could participate.

MPs remotely attend the House of Commons in a 'virtual parliament'
The Hybrid Parliament saw screens erected in the chamber to allow MPs to participate remotely.
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Who is running in the Labour Leadership Election and how will the new leader be chosen?

Background to the contest

Labour’s General Election result was worst the party had experienced since 1935. With just 202 seats, Labour lost 60 seats from the 2017 General Election. Many of these seats that the Conservatives won from Labour were in the traditional Labour heartlands.

The 2019 Election saw Labour’s ‘Red Wall’ in the North decimated by the Conservatives.
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