AN "influx of emails" has led to a rumour that the Labour party has been hit with mass member resignations after Jeremy Corbyn's suspension.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission found the party broke equality law when Corbyn was in charge.

Corbyn, who led the party until April, was suspended by Keir Starmer and Labour general secretary David Evans after he refused to fully accept the watchdog’s findings.

Evans has now emailed other departments, including Labour's regional teams, in a bid to get extra staff to deal with an increased volume of emails.

In an email reported on the left-wing news site, The Skwawkbox, Evans said the membership team needs help to reply to emails.

The email read: "Hi all, I hope everyone is safe and well. 

"As you may be aware the Membership Team have had an influx of emails over the last 24 hours and could really do with some help getting through them. 

"If anyone in your team can help out at all over the next two weeks please email 
giving her the details of who can help and when, it doesn't need to be full days, even a few hours would help and it can be any time during the working day. Full training and support will be given. 

"I know everyone is busy but any time your teams could give would be a huge help. 

"Best, David."

Evans did not explicitly mention resignations in his email but it has been assumed members are quitting due to the fact the emails were addressed to the membership team.

This afternoon Keir Starmer insisted there is “no reason for a civil war” in the Labour Party after anger from some on the left over Corbyn's suspension.