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Corbyn wins bid to be on Labour ballot paper

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Jeremy Corbyn emerging triumphant on Tuesday night after labors executive cleared the way for him to stand for re-election.>> We will be campaigning on all the things that matter.>> The embattled leader is being challenged by Angela Eagle after she secured the 51 nominations needed from labor MPs.
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Her supporters argued Corbyn needed the same backing to get on the ballot, a task he could struggle to do. But the party's ruling body has voted 18 to 14, that is the current leader. He gets to run automatically.>> I say to anyone who has any disagreements, come and talk about it.
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>> There could yet be a legal challenge, but Eagle said she looks forward to the contest ahead. This about uniting the labor party and making the case for labor party that isn't just a protest party, but it's actually a party that just spies to get into government and make a real difference.
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>> Another MP Owen Smith throwing his hat in the ring on Wednesday telling media he would also join the contest.>>
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>> That could complicate matters for Corbin's opponents. The veteran socialist still has vast support from the party's rank and file. A three horse race could split the vote and effectively help Corbin back in power leaving frustrated law makers right back at square one.