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.
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.
>> 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.
>> Another MP Owen Smith throwing his hat in the ring on Wednesday telling media he would also join the contest.>>
>> 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.