More than 120 Labour MPs – a third of the parliamentary party – are preparing to quit Westminster at the next general election in the biggest clear-out of the parliamentary “old guard” for generations, according to senior party figures.

Last night, the party released figures showing 63 Labour MPs have already informed Gordon Brown they are going.

Information passed on to party whips suggests this total will rise to some 93 by mid-October, and could then climb by at least another 20-30 in the run-up to a general election, which is expected next spring.

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