Ken Livingstone has said he does not expect his conduct to have any bearing on Sadiq Khan's performance in next week's London mayoral election.
Tina Green, the wife of billionaire businessman Sir Philip Green, has joined her husband in being called to face MPs on two select committees to answer questions about the collapse of BHS.
The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said the past week has been dreadful for Labour, and that Ken Livingstone should apologise for the hurt caused by his remarks linking Hitler and Zionism.
Ken Livingstone has refused to apologise to the Jewish community for insensitive comments linking Zionism to Adolf Hitler, claiming the crisis at the centre of the Labour party was caused by “embittered old Blairite MPs” and is “not about antisemitism”.
Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative London mayoral candidate, has denied that attempts to link his Labour opponent, Sadiq Khan, to the antisemitism row surrounding former mayor Ken Livingstone amount to “dog-whistle politics”.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is unlikely to visit Wales to help his party hang on to power in next week’s assembly elections after a trip was cancelled at the last moment amid the furore over Ken Livingstone’s comments on Hitler and Zionism.
Prominent Labour MPs are set to reject a return to the frontbench if Jeremy Corbyn wins Saturday’s leadership battle and fails to accept elections to the shadow cabinet.
Polls have closed in Labour’s bitter leadership election, with the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, predicted that Jeremy Corbyn will comfortably defeat his rival, Owen Smith.
Jeremy Corbyn has struck a defiant tone in a close-of-poll statement on Labour’s tough leadership election, warning rebellious MPs against “destructive self-indulgence”.