Corbyn told 90,000 will leave party if new vote is ruled out
Tens of thousands of UK Labour Party members could be prepared to quit the party if Jeremy Corbyn does not back a second referendum, new research has found.
Mr Corbyn is facing further pressure to back a second Brexit referendum after polling showed support among Labour members for another vote.
The Labour leader has resisted calls from within his party to back a referendum, instead calling for a general election and promising to strike his own Brexit deal with Brussels.
But a study of 1,000 Labour members found that 72pc – equal to 90,000 of the party membership – want him to back another referendum.
Outside the membership, the study also found backing for a second vote among Labour supporters.
Close to 57pc of current Labour voters and 61pc of those who backed the party at the 2017 election want Mr Corbyn to “fully support” a fresh referendum.