Voting opens in Labour leadership battle Jeremy Corbyn (L) is fighting to remain as leader of the Labour party against challenger Owen Smith
Eastern Eye Staff
Voting has opened to determine whether Jeremy Corbyn will remain the leader of the Labour party. Almost 650,000 members of the party are eligible to vote in the election which has pitted current leader Corbyn against Owen Smith after Corbyn lost a no-confidence vote moved by his party’s MPs in June. The deadline for the ballot papers to be returned is September 21 and the winner of the battle will be declared on September 24 at special conference in Liverpool.The Labour party said its voters are made up of around 350,000 members, 129,000 people who paid £25 pounds each to…
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