Labour leadership: Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn re-elected
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Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn was this morning re-elected as leader of the Labour Party.
Mr Corbyn won 313,409 (61.8 per cent) of party member votes, compared to challenger Owen Smith’s 193,229 (38.2 pc). It increases his mandate from last year’s leadership election, when he won 251,417 (59.5 pc) votes against three other challengers.
Speaking at the party conference in Liverpool, Mr Corbyn said: “I will do everything I can to repay this trust and support, and bring our party together for the people who depend on the Labour Party.
“My responsibility is to unite this party: at conference, in Parliament and in every community in the country. Let us work together for real change in Britain.”
Mr Corbyn, first elected a year ago, was forced to stand again after a rebellion by his own MPs in the wake of the EU referendum Leave vote.