Jeremy Hardy: 'Labour trying to rig leadership election'

A left-wing comedian has said he was told by the Labour party that he could not vote in its leadership election.

Jeremy Hardy said he paid £3 to become a Labour member in order to become eligible to vote, but that he has supported other parties in the past.

He said he received a letter sent to people who are turned down, which said Labour had reason to believe that he "didn't support the aims and values" of the party.