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Corbyn to begin first steps in legal action against his suspension next week

JEREMY CORBYN will take the first step towards a High Court battle with Labour’s administration next week over his suspension from the parliamentary party.

The former party leader will have a pre-action disclosure application heard in London on Monday afternoon, court officials said today.

Lawyers for Mr Corbyn are expected to ask a judge for disclosure of documents ahead of a possible legal challenge over his suspension.

The case is expected to relate to the Islington North MP’s original suspension and the negotiation with the Leader of the Opposition’s office over the terms of his reinstatement.

It has previously been reported that they will seek evidence proving that there was a deal with Sir Keir Starmer’s office to readmit him to the party.

Mr Corbyn was suspended by officials in October for claiming that the scale of anti-semitism in the party was “dramatically overstated for political reasons.”

Despite an NEC panel’s decision to readmit him, Sir Keir removed the whip despite the Equality & Human Rights Commission’s warning against political interference in such cases.

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