LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party will challenge whoever is the next Prime Minister to put their Brexit deal to the public in a second referendum.

Following a meeting of the shadow cabinet, Mr Corbyn said Labour would campaign for Remain in such a vote.

In a letter to party members, he said: "Whoever becomes the new prime minister should have the confidence to put their deal, or no-deal, back to the people in a public vote.

"In those circumstances, I want to make it clear that Labour would campaign for Remain against either no-deal or a Tory deal that does not protect the economy and jobs."

Liberal Democrats leadership contender Ed Davey tweeted: "Corbyn's latest weasel words mean Labour would still enable Brexit.

He said the Lib Dems "are the strongest remain force in Britain, adding "unlike @jeremycorbyn we've opposed the Tories every step of the way".

Labour MP Hilary Benn, who is also chairman of the Commons' Brexit Select Committee, tweeted: "This is a very significant announcement that will be widely welcomed in the Party. Labour supports a referendum on any Tory deal and will campaign for Remain."