McDonnell will not intervene in Benn 'deselection bid'
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said he "can't interfere" in local party democracy amid reports that Hilary Benn is facing deselection.
"Labour leadership doesn't involve itself in local selections to the local party. That's democracy," he said.
It comes amid reports of a "takeover" of Mr Benn's local party by Jeremy Corbyn-supporting members.
Mr Corbyn sacked Mr Benn as shadow foreign secretary in June, sparking a wave of resignations from his top team.
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