Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour Party leader after bitter fight 

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour Party leader after bitter fight 
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LIVERPOOL: (APP) Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected British Labour leader on Saturday, seeing off a challenge from MPs but leaving the opposition party split as critics said it was even further from power than before.

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Supporters in Liverpool, northwest England, leapt to their feet cheering as the 67-year-old was confirmed winner with 61.8 percent of the vote among party members and supporters, easily defeating rival MP Owen Smith .

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In his acceptance speech, Corbyn urged unity, pledging to "wipe the slate clean" after accusations of bullying by supporters and fears of an irreparable breach between left-wingers and centrists.

 

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