MP Louise Ellman has quit the Labour Party – saying Jeremy Corbyn is “not fit” to become prime minister.
In a tweet, the Liverpool Riverside MP cites the allegations of anti-Semitism in the party that have surfaced under the Labour leader’s tenure.
Ms Ellman, who is Jewish, has been a party member for 55 years but says she “can no longer advocate voting Labour when it risks Corbyn becoming PM”.
She said “anti-Semitism has become mainstream in the Labour Party”.
Ms Ellman added: “I will not join any other party. I hope that under different leadership I will be able to return to my political home.”