Hard left Labour MPs and peers have released a joint statement calling for the reinstatement of film director Ken Loach. Loach revealed that he was expelled from the party over the weekend, having maintained links with groups that were proscribed last month. The statement has been backed by 20 of the 35 members of the Socialist Campaign Group, plus five peers.
Loach has not made any further statements about his expulsion since Saturday, but pinned the following tweet to the top of his Twitter feed.
Loach also retweeted messages of support from Jeremy Corbyn, Beth Winter and Len McCluskey.