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Corbyn heads for re-election in Labour contest

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>> Jeremy Corbyn.>> Hoping for a repeat performance.>> 251,000.>>
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>> Jeremy Corbyn almost certain to win reelection as Labor Party leader on Saturday, seeing off what his supporters call a disgraceful coup attempt by more than two-thirds of his own MPs.>> Don't let those people who wish us ill divide us.
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>> The veteran campaigner expected to seal off challenger Owen Smith thanks to grassroots support. Reuters UK bureau chief, Guy Faulconbridge, says Corbyn commands an affection that verges on hero worship.>>
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> There are a lot of members inside the Labour Party who fundamentally agree with his outlook and position on life.
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And they feel that over many years, that the Labour Party leadership, the people who led the Labour Party, were ignoring their views and he is a long-term Labour Party activist. His views chime with many of the views of the people in the Labour Party.>> Even if Corbyn wins on Saturday, the battle is far from over.
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Centrist lawmakers say, unless he broadens his appeal beyond young and urban voters, he faces little chance of ever being elected to Prime Minister. MPs could reject a seat on his front bench. Some even think Saturday's result could prompt the Labour Party to fracture completely.>> Would there be two Labour parties?
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What would they call themselves? How would it work in Parliament? It's one option. There are other options and there's also the option that potentially there is another challenge to Corbyn later on in the fiscal cycle.>> The discord has crimped Labour's support in the polls. Corbyn though seems unruffled by accusations that his left wing agenda can't deliver an election victory.
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He'll need to convince lawmakers at next week's Labour Party conference that's not the case. If he does secure the leadership, the honeymoon period is likely to be very short lived.