Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told Labour members in his Islington North branch he wants to carry on as their MP.
It came after a motion by the local party supporting him was passed almost unanimously.
It was passed by 98% of attenders at the local party’s monthly general meeting last night.
The motion read: “This CLP would like to thank our sitting MP J Corbyn for his commitment and service to the people, and want to express that it should be our democratic right to select our MP.”
If this means he will run as an independent, it would likely see Jeremy Corbyn being expelled from the Labour Party, possibly forever.
Before the meeting it seems he joined members of the Unite union on the picket line at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
He tweeted: “We have the resources to give every worker a decent pay rise. We just need the political will. Solidarity!”
Back in March the Labour leader proposed a motion today that makes it clear the party’s ruling body will not endorse Corbyn as a Labour candidate for the Westminster election, which should take place some time in 2024.
At the time in a statement, Mr Corbyn criticised Starmer, claiming he “has broken his commitment to respect the rights of Labour members and denigrated the democratic foundations of our party”.
“I joined the Labour Party when I was 16 years old because, like millions of others, I believed in a redistribution of wealth and power,” Corbyn added.
At the time Jon Lansman, the co-founder of the Corbyn-backing Momentum campaign group, accused Sir Keir of acting like an “authoritarian”.
“Keir Starmer unfortunately is behaving as if he was some kind of Putin of the Labour Party. That is not the way we do politics,” Lansman told Times Radio.