A former Labour minister and Lewisham MP has quit the party in protest of Jeremy Corbyn's record on Brexit and tackling anti-Semitism.

Bridget Prentice, who was MP for Lewisham East from 1992 to 2010, claimed the party had "been destroyed" under Mr Corbyn's leadership.

In a strongly-worded attack she said that "in all the major issues of the day, you have called it wrong".

Ms Prentice, who served as a whip and junior justice minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, said "enough is enough" and she was resigning with "deepest sadness and some anger" after 45 years of party membership.

Mr Corbyn's leadership was also questioned by current MPs at a stormy meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday, with concerns raised on both sides of the Brexit divide.

In her resignation letter to acting general secretary Karie Murphy she said she had "watched in horror as Jewish members have begged for support" and been met with a "slow, reluctant and inadequate" response.

"It is easy to say Jeremy is not racist. But there is the sin of omission," she said.

By "not standing up to the bullies and the anti-Semites" Mr Corbyn "showed no leadership".

On Brexit, she said it was "clear to any objective observer that Jeremy has no wish to remain in Europe" and in his "limited thinking" he viewed the EU as a "bad thing".

She claimed Mr Corbyn was "apparently completely ignorant of the benefits it has brought to working people in this country" and said it was "pandering to the baser views of racists" to suggest EU workers were the cause of lower wages for Britons.

Ms Prentice said that he had "deliberately ignored" young members over the issue of Brexit, failing to join them on the People's Vote march.

She said he was "like Macavity" and when issues "directly affect people in this country, but the answers don't sit cosily with the ideology, he's not there".

"Yet he can attend marches, show solidarity with regimes which are murdering their people, harassing women and LGBT communities and destroying their economies."

A Labour spokesman said: "It is disappointing that Bridget Prentice has left the party but many claims in her letter are plainly untrue.

"Labour's bold and popular policies under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership have changed the political conversation in this country and exposed the devastation caused by the Tories' austerity agenda.

"Labour achieved the biggest increase in the share of the vote since 1945 in the 2017 general election and we are now one of the biggest political parties in Europe with an active and diverse membership.

"The Labour Party is absolutely committed to challenging and campaigning against anti-Semitism in all its forms and wherever it occurs."

Party sources suggested Ms Prentice was "aggrieved" that she was not re-nominated to serve as Labour's representative to the Electoral Commission.