Almost 50 of the party’s MPs are on the hard-left activists’ shocking ‘hit list’
RADICAL Jeremy Corbyn supporters are plotting to oust dozens of moderate Labour MPs, it has emerged after a new poll gave Labour a shock eight-point lead over the Tories.
Hard left Corbyn fans have drawn up a deselection hit-list of 49 prominent Labour figures they want to unseat – almost a fifth of all the party’s MPs.
The shocking revelations comes as a new YouGov opinion poll put Labour on 46 per cent, the Tories on 38 per cent, the Lib Dems on 6 and Ukip on 4, reports The Times.
The hit-list has been drawn up by a grassroots Momentum group in South Tyneside and includes big names such as Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and Jess Phillips.
Plans to change Labour selection rules – giving the grassroots more power to oppose moderate MPs – could be debated at the party’s conference in September.
The party’s left has been emboldened after Labour won 262 seats – an increase from 229 – at the general election last month.
Ms Berger, 36, who is on maternity leave, also appears on the list and was told to “get on board” by a group of Corbyn’s backers who staged a takeover of local party organisation in Liverpool Wavertree.