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Corbyn marks a year in charge for Labour

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>> From this to this.>> Fundamental.>> It's been a tumultuous 12 months in charge for Jeremy Corbyn. Monday marks a year at the helm for the Labour leader. And a lot's changed since his first major speech at the party's annual conference last year.>> It's a huge honor and privilege.
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>> That came with the promise of a new type of politics. His supporters argue it's being delivered along with a swelling membership and successful anti-austerity agenda. But let's be honest, not everyone in the party is gonna be celebrating. His tenure has amounted to a massive slide for Labour in national opinion polls, and there's been a second leadership challenge prompted by rebellious MPs here.
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I'm Reuters reporter Jacob Greaves in Westminster, where right now, 12 months on, the very future, the Labour Party is uncertain. Whether Corbyn can see off challenger Owen Smith will be decided on September the 24th. Even then, few know how the party is going to just reunite, overnight, but it's going to have to try.
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The very next day they'll hold 2016's annual party conference. The winner will have the platform to pitch Labour's future. Many will hope it involves less in fighting. The ruling Conservative party are bringing about changes to the UK's electoral boundaries, that will reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.
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It's thought the change will disproportionately impact once safe Labour seats. Corbyn's first year has swung the party to the left. If he secures more time on September the 24th, it will be defined by how he makes that work on the national stage.