CORBYNISTAS’ COUP Radical Jeremy Corbyn supporters plot to oust DOZENS of moderate Labour MPs as new YouGov poll gives Left shock lead over Tories : Sun.

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.

Corbyn's backers have drawn up a 'hit list' of 49 moderate MPs they want to unseat

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Corbyn’s backers have drawn up a ‘hit list’ of 49 moderate MPs they want to unseat

Former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is among those targeted by the grassroots Momentum group

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Former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is among those targeted by the grassroots Momentum group

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.

Hard-left activists also called on pregnant Labour MP Luciana Berger to publicly apologise for criticising Mr Corbyn in the past.

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.

Luciana Berger - currently on maternity leave - is also on the list

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Luciana Berger – currently on maternity leave – is also on the list

Labour MP Jess Phillips is another prominent name listed by the Momentum group

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Labour MP Jess Phillips is another prominent name listed by the hard-left activists

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