Jeremy Corbyn 'unhappy' with planned constituency changes which could cost him his seat

Jeremy Corbyn 'unhappy' with proposed constituency changes

Jeremy Corbyn

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has admitted he is not happy with the constituency changes which could result in him losing his seat.

Under proposals published by the Boundary Commission for England, the Labour leader's Islington North constituency is one of 50 set to be abolished at the next general election. 

If the plans go ahead, the seat Corbyn has represented since 1983 would be divided in two. This could potentially pit him in competition with two of his closest lieutenants - shadow health secretary Diane Abbott and shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry - in the race for selection as candidates for the new seats of Islington and Finsbury Park & Stoke Newington.

Speaking as he arrived for a private dinner with the TUC general council in Brighton, Corbyn said he was "very confident" about the future, adding there was a long way to go before any suggested changes came into effect.

"I look forward to representing some parts of Islington, " he said, adding he was very unhappy about the suggested size of his new constituency.