The MP asked people to "bear with" the new party, after two of its candidates were dropped over offensive tweets.
The Independent Group formed by breakaway ex-Labour and Tory MPs has become a fully-fledged political party and will fight the European elections.
A talkRADIO poll has found only 7 per cent of respondents would like Tony Blair to return to politics with a role in the Independent Group.
The founder of Pimlico Plumbers has announced he will donate to The Independent Group to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
The Labour Party is being “unfairly scapegoated” over accusations of institutional antisemitism, shadow cabinet member Dawn Butler said today.
Jeremy Corbyn has said that the eight Labour MPs who resigned from his party over claims of antisemitism should resign and fight by-elections.
Tribal party loyalties mean The Independent Group has "no chance" of breaking the mould of British politics, according to a leading pollster.