Labour's Watson says party 'has to do better'
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Labour's Tom Watson: 'We have to do better and deal with division'

25 February 2017 Last updated at 13:11 GMT

Labour's Deputy Leader Tom Watson said the party had to "do better" and needed to "deal with the issues that divide us".

He made his plea during a speech to the Scottish Labour Party conference in Perth.

Mr Watson said: “I have said it a lot recently, this is not the time for a leadership election, that issue was settled last year - but we have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate.”

The MP was speaking after Labour lost the Copeland by-election. The Cumbrian seat had been held by the party for more than 80 years but was won by the Conservatives in Thursday's poll.