Chuka Umunna slams talk of breakaway party as ‘false news’

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Chuka Umunna slams talk of breakaway party as ‘false news’

Labour MP says anti-Brexit People’s Vote campaign was not precursor to new party

The Labour MP Chuka Umunna has sought to scotch rumours that he hopes to use the People’s Vote second referendum campaign as a platform for launching a new political party.

After days of speculation about his future within Labour, Umunna said his priority was to stop Brexit as talks with the European Union reach their decisive stage over the autumn.

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