Jeremy Corbyn has deleted his personal Facebook account that he set up before becoming Labour leader, party sources have confirmed.
No reason has been given for the move, which follows criticism he had previously been a member of groups in which people had posted anti-Semitic content.
It is understood that his official Facebook page – Jeremy Corbyn MP – will continue to remain active.
Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to delete his old Facebook account was taken some time ago, partly over security concerns (eg being added to groups without his knowledge), apparently.
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Earlier, The Sunday Times reported that 12 senior staff working for Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell were members of social media groups containing anti-Semitic and violent comments.