Jeremy Corbyn secures victory in Labour leadership

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Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Labour Party, has secured 61.8% of the vote in the party’s leadership contest. There were 506,438 party members who voted in the election with Corbyn securing 313,309 votes and Smith gaining 193,229.

Corbyn said after the results were announced that:

“There is far more that unites us than divides us”.

He is expected to form a new Shadow Cabinet over the next few weeks and to make efforts to rebuild the support of the Parliamentary party.