Andrew Fisher, Jeremy Corbyn's head of policy, suspended from Labour Party


Jeremy Corbyn's head of policy Andrew Fisher has been suspended from the Labour Party following complaints that he campaigned for a rival party in the general election.

The Labour leader said he continues to have "full confidence" in Mr Fisher, who is understood to remain a member of Mr Corbyn's office.

Labour's ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) has been asked to draw up a report, which could result in disciplinary action against Mr Fisher.

A number of Labour activists and MPs are understood to have made complaints over allegations that Mr Fisher urged supporters to vote for a Class War candidate against Labour's Emily Benn in the Croydon South seat in the May election.

A Labour Party spokesman said: "Andrew Fisher has been suspended from the Labour Party. The NEC will now be asked to authorise a full report to be drawn up with recommendations for disciplinary action if appropriate."

Mr Corbyn said: "I have full confidence in Andrew Fisher and his work. I respect the integrity of the General Secretary's office and trust that this matter will be settled as quickly as possible."