Islington MP Jeremy Corbyn is expected to be officially blocked from standing as a Labour candidate at the next general election tomorrow (March 28).

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will propose a motion at a meeting of the party’s ruling body, The National Executive Committee (NEC), that states it will not endorse Mr Corbyn as a candidate at the election.

In response, the MP for Islington North accused Sir Keir of “denigrating the democratic foundations” of Labour.

Sir Keir’s motion, which is expected to be approved, says that the Islington North MP “will not be endorsed by the NEC as a candidate on behalf of the Labour Party at the next general election”.

It comes a month after Sir Keir told an audience at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel: “Let me be very clear, Jeremy Corbyn will not stand at the next general election as a Labour Party candidate.”

The statement in February coincided with the decision of the equalities watchdog to lift the party out of two years of special measures over its past failings on antisemitism.

Mr Corbyn, who now sits as an independent, had the Labour whip removed over his response to the scathing Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into antisemitism in the party in October 2020.

Responding to Sir Keir’s NEC motion, Mr Corbyn said today (March 27): “Today, Keir Starmer has broken his commitment to respect the rights of Labour members and denigrated the democratic foundations of our party.

“I have been elected as the Labour MP for Islington North on 10 consecutive occasions since 1983. I am proud to represent a community that supports vulnerable people, joins workers on the picket line and fights for transformative change.

“This latest move represents a leadership increasingly unwilling to offer solutions that meet the scale of the crises facing us all."

Mr Corbyn accused Sir Keir of focusing his opposition "on those demanding a more progressive and humane alternative" to the government.

He added: “I joined the Labour Party when I was 16 years old because, like millions of others, I believed in a redistribution of wealth and power.

“Our message is clear: we are not going anywhere. Neither is our determination to stand up for a better world."