Jeremy Corbyn vows ‘I won’t disappear’ despite parties WORST election in 84 years

The remarks came as backers of his likely successor demanded a purge of Corbyn aides dubbed "lunatic Lefties". Supporters of Sir Keir Starmer want the clear out to take place immediately if he wins the leadership race on April 4.

Mr Corbyn's latest defence of his dismal time as Labour leader follows his second general election defeat in charge and the party's worst result at the polls since 1935.

Labour is also being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights' Commission to determine if it has been institutionally anti-Semitic under his leadership.

Mr Corbyn, 70, told Sky News: "We had unprecedented attacks against us.

"I'm proud of the economic agenda put forward and I think we achieved a great deal in changing the agenda on that.

"I'm proud about that."

Sir Keir, 57, is now clear favourite to beat Wigan MP Lisa Nandy and pro-Corbyn candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey in the leadership race.

Insiders say he has been careful not to trash Mr Corbyn's record in order to woo the socialist wing of the party's 500,000-plus membership.

But one moderate MP said: "That will have to change if and when he wins. He must remove key people associated with the Corbyn era."

He added it must include replacing general secretary Jennie Formby, party chairman Ian Lavery and Mr Corbyn’s former chief of staff Karie Murphy.

Tory backbencher Andrew Bridgen said: "Corbyn has done a very good job at making Labour unelectable.

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