Unions stand by under-pressure Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Union members on Labour's ruling executive have offered their support to Jeremy ­Corbyn and called for unity.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Jennie Formby, one of Unite’s representatives on the National Executive Committee (NEC) said it was “nonsense” to blame Mr Corbyn for the ­referendum result. The leader of the Communication ­Workers Union Dave Ward spoke out in ­support of Mr Corbyn, as did the Rail, ­Maritime and Transport union.

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Meanwhile, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey warned that Labour MPs opposed to Mr Corbyn could face mandatory reselection by their constituency parties.