Labour MPs in fresh challenge to Corbyn over purge fears

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Party leader will be asked to guarantee he and his office are not behind moves to deselect critical MPs

Jeremy Corbyn is facing a showdown with Labour MPs on Monday amid growing fears in sections of the parliamentary party that his supporters are systematically trying to purge MPs who dare to criticise the leadership.

The party leader will attend what is expected to be a stormy meeting in the House of Commons, at which several MPs will call on him to guarantee that he and his office are not behind moves to deselect MPs who have criticised him.

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