MP Ian Murray engages in Twitter spat with “Corbynista” ex-colleague

Labour's Ian Murray.
Labour's Ian Murray.
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EDINBURGH South Labour MP Ian Murray has been involved in a Twitter spat with a “Corbynista” former council candidate.

Bruce Whitehead, who stood for Labour in Almond ward at last year’s local elections, posted and then deleted an appeal to the pro-Corbyn Democracy Roadshow: “Can you come to Edinburgh? We need help in @EdSoCLP.”

Mr Murray then tweeted: “Deleting your tweet just makes you even more gutless. Maybe you can keep hissing at me when I walk into meetings and talk of my deselection.

“By the way, my team and I are out almost every weekend campaigning in South. U should try it. It’s called winning.”

Mr Murray has in the past made outspoken criticisms of Jeremy Corbyn.