Jeremy Corbyn tried to delay proposals to give Scottish Labour greater autonomy, STV News has learned.

The reforms were endorsed by the NEC on Tuesday were expected to be put to a vote at the party's conference in Liverpool.

At a meeting on Saturday evening, following his re-election as leader earlier in the day, the UK Labour leader called for the proposals to not be put forward to vote at conference.

The planned reforms will see Scottish Labour having full control over policy making, including in reserved areas, the party's Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) administrating membership of local Scottish branches and a permanent representative on the NEC with full voting rights.

A senior Labour source told STV there was "a lot of anger in the room" when Corbyn suggested the deal should not be forward to a conference vote in the coming days and instead by delayed.

The Labour leader was told by NEC members, including Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, that it would be wrong for the changes to be delayed and that if his proposals were put to a full vote he would lose.

No vote was later taken and the proposals will be put to conference delegates as planned.

A source close to the Labour leader said Corbyn's opposition to the proposals is because he "wanted to give Scottish and Welsh executives the opportunity to decide how it would be implemented, for example would representative be chosen by one-member-one-vote or another mechanism".

If the Scottish Labour NEC representative was chosen through a one-member-one-vote system it would prevent Dugdale from automatically appointing the representative.

Dugdale backed Corbyn's challenger in the party's leadership election Owen Smith.

She said in August: "I don't think Jeremy can unite our party and lead us into government.

"He cannot appeal to a broad enough section of voters to win an election."

The Labour source said: "There were no votes at all this evening, just discussions on a range of issues."

In October, Jeremy Corbyn endorsed the original proposals put forward by Dugdale and the pair released a joint statement.

They said: "We agree that Scottish Labour will become a more autonomous party.

"We will ask Labour's NEC, the Scottish Executive Committee and other bodies of the party to agree new arrangements that will deliver a more autonomous Scottish party and also more democratic institutions across the UK."