CUMBRIAN MPs have reacted to news that the former leader of the Labour party will be readmitted just weeks after his suspension.

Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the party following criticism toward his reaction to a report outlining the levels of anti-Semitism in the Labour party.

Corbyn was suspended after saying the scale of anti-Semitism in the party was “dramatically overstated” after the report was published.

South Lakes MP, and former Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron believes the move is ‘depressing’.

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He said: “This whole saga is deeply depressing for two big reasons. The first is to see a major UK political party be investigated for institutional anti-Semitism and the anxiety and hurt that had brought to so many people in the Jewish community.

“The second is that we are in the middle of the biggest crisis this country has faced during my lifetime and the Labour Party are once again consumed by internal warfare rather than putting all efforts into holding this Government to account and supporting people during this pandemic.”

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Furness' Conservative MP Simon Fell has criticised the decision due to no apology being made by Corbyn.

He said: “Frankly I’m staggered. Jeremy Corbyn was rightly called out for his views, and for turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism in his party.

“I don’t see how this is any different.

“He hasn’t apologised, but yet less than a month after being suspended he’s back in the party. So much for new leadership.”

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