Around 130 Labour politicians, including around a dozen former cabinet ministers, crammed into a committee room in Parliament tonight to discuss their alternative vision for the party.

The Future Britain Group – set up by Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson – heard from former leader Lord Kinnock and former cabinet minister Lord Mandelson, among others.

The gathering, in Committee Room eight, was standing room only and lasted just under an hour.

This allowed people to leave en masse at the end to attend the formal weekly gathering of the Parliamentary Labour Party down the corridor.

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