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Eighth lawmaker quits Britain's Labour Party

 Eighth lawmaker quits Britains Labour Party

(Reuters) - Joan Ryan, a Labour member of parliament, has become the eighth lawmaker to resign from Britain's main opposition party.

Ryan, a lawmaker elected from Enfield North, said http://bit.ly/2DTKWhr in a tweet late on Tuesday that she was resigning over concerns about anti-Semitism allegations within the party.

Seven other Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Susan Thomas)

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Updated Date: Feb 20, 2019 05:06:40 IST