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How are MPs deselected?

How are MPs deselected?
Saturday 23
1:11 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Deselection is the buzzword sending a shiver down the spine of MPs in both main parties as local activists, fired up over Brexit, flex their muscles. Six of the nine former Labour MPs who quit the party, unhappy with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and the party's handling of anti-Semitism, were previously facing local pressure to remove them as MPs. And the three former Conservative MPs - Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen - who quit to join the Independent Group, claim a "purple wave" of former UKIP members are joining local Tory associations purely to deselect ...

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Summary: What are the rules? Which MPs are under threat? Who has been deselected in the past?

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