It comes after The Observer newspaper claimed that the shadow foreign secretary was organising a coup against Mr Corbyn

The rift between Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn just got wider

The rift between Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn just got wider

Jeremy Corbyn has sacked Hilary Benn as shadow foreign secretary, a Labour Partyspokesman has confirmed.

In a midnight telephone call, Mr Corbyn told the Leeds Central MP he was kicking him out of the top team.

It comes after The Observer newspaper claimed that the shadow foreign secretary was organising a coup against Mr Corbyn.