Corbyn signals he will stand down as Labour leader in early 2020

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Jeremy Corbyn has indicated he will quit as UK Labour leader in the early part of next year after the party suffered its worst General Election defeat since 1935.

It came as the 70-year-old came under pressure to stand down immediately.

Speaking about the timetable for him to leave, Mr Corbyn said: “The National Executive will have to meet, of course, in the very near future and it is up to them. It will be in the early part of next year.”

He added: “I have pride in our manifesto that we put forward, and all the policies we put forward, which actually had huge public support.

“But this election was taken over ultimately by Brexit and we as a party represent people who voted both Remain and Leave.

“My whole strategy was to reach out beyond the Brexit divide to try and bring people together, because ultimately the country has to come together.”

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