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Owen Smith launches Labour leadership bid

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>> A second labor and p entering the contest to topple Jeremy Corbin, Owen Smith launching his campaign on Sunday.>> I am pro-prosperity. I am pro standing up for working people.>> The former work and pensions policy chief confirming on the BBC that he wants to hold a second EU referendum.
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>> I don't think we should accept that we are on a definite path out. I think we need to make sure that people are satisfied with that, we trusted people rightly to take the decision, we can trust them again in 18 months time.>> Are you disappointed in
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>> Very nice to see you all.>> Smith will face off with Corbin who is automatically on the ballot paper and shadow business secretary Angela Eagle. Corbin was elected last September and still has strong support from the unions and grassroots activists. He could also benefit from having 2 rival contenders with the three horse race potentially splitting the vote.
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>> I think one of us standing would be better is the honest answer.>> The candidates will their case to fellow MP's on their first meeting on Monday. Smith and Eagle are then expected to come under immense pressure for one of the two to step aside