Corbyn urges unity after winning Labour leadership vote


JEREMY Corbyn was re-elected Labour leader this afternoon (24) and called for unity after ending a “coup” by more centrist MPs who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls. The veteran campaigner’s triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, over challenger Owen Smith cements his authority over the divided party and will fuel a drive further left – a move many lawmakers say will see them out of power and allow the ruling Conservatives free rein over Britain’s divorce from the EU. Welcoming the result which handed him a larger share of the vote than his first…

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