Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as leader of Labour party

JEREMY Corbyn has been re-elected as leader of the Labour party after receiving more than 60 per cent of the votes.

Saturday, 24th September 2016, 12:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:46 pm
Jeremy Corbyn

The decision, which was announced at 11.45am today, showed that Mr Corbyn received 313,209 votes while challenger Owen Smith received 193,229 votes.

The announcement was made at a Labour conference in Liverpool with 506,438 votes cast by party members.

Mr Corbyn said: ‘I want to thank the more than 300,000 supporters that have given me their support and trust in this Labour leadership election.

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‘I am honoured to have won the vote.

‘I want to say thank you to Owen Smith as well. We have had an interesting summer of debates all over the country, thank you very much for all of that, for the good discussions and debates we have had which, no doubt we will continue.

‘We are part of the same Labour party and that is how it’s always going to be.’

He added: ‘It has been about our Labour family facing the future of how we do things together in the future.

‘I will do everything I can to repay the trust and the support and to bring our party together and make it an engine of progress for our country and the people that depend on the Labour part to protect their interests and win power to deliver real change in this country.’