Ann Coffey

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Coffey & Berger among seven MPs quitting Labour

Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

They include Liverpool Wavertree's Luciana Berger and Stockport's Ann Coffey.

Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay.

Mr Corbyn said he was "disappointed" the MPs had felt unable to continue working for the policies that "inspired millions" at the 2017 general election.

The MPs are not launching a new political party - they will sit in Parliament as the Independent group.