It is understood the leader of the opposition said the two-hour discussion had gone “very well” with a further cross-party talks scheduled.Other senior ministers to attend the meeting between the party leaders include the Brexit secretary Steve Barclay and shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, as well as Tory chief whip Julian Smith and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long Bailey and shadow chief whip Nick Brown.
Mrs May hoped the pair would be able to come to an agreement on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union that would be able to command a majority in the House of Commons.
If an agreement could be reached before the Prime Minister goes to Brussels next week, Mrs May will be able to request a shorter delay so the UK does not have to participate in the European Elections.
Mrs May told MPs that the purpose of her meeting with Mr Corbyn was "to look at those areas we agree on".
Brexit news: Jeremy Corbyn leaving to meet Mrs May for Brexit talks (Image: EPA)
At PMQs Mrs May said: "I think we both want to deliver leaving the EU with a deal.
"I think we both want to protect jobs. I think we both want to ensure that we end free movement. I think we both recognise the importance of the Withdrawal Agreement.
"What we want to do now is find a way forward that can command the support of this House and deliver on Brexit, deliver on the result of the referendum and ensure that people can continue to have trust in their politicians doing what they ask us to do."
Mr Corbyn said he welcomed Mrs May's "willingness to