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Ballot closes for UK's new labour leader

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>> The ballot for Britain's next Labour leader officially closes. As of midday on Wednesday, all the votes cast will be counted. Jeremy Corbyn hoping for victory on Saturday when the winner of the two horse race will be announced. The 67 year old incumbent hoping to fend off competition from MP Owen Smith the former work and pension secretary.
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While Smith is backed by most of labors elected MP's, Corbyn certainly has strong support from grassroots members, with the recent have impulse even suggesting he could win by a wider margin and when he was first elected by party members. But even that unlikely to convince the almost three quarters of his parliamentary colleagues who say they have no confidence in him
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>> Jeremy Corbyn!>> And who doubt he is the man to lead liberty victory at the next election in 2020. The party's been in turmoil since Britain's June 23rd vote to leave the European Union. Critics say Corbyn hadn't worked hard enough to prevent the leave campaign's victory. The result sparked a wave of resignations from his policy team and plunged Labour into one of the biggest crises in its 116 year history.