HULL EAST MP Karl Turner has warned Jeremy Corbyn he still has work to do to win over the party and country after seeing off a leadership challenge.
Mr Corbyn’s victory with 61.8 per cent of the vote today leaves Labour MPs, the majority of whom have previously expressed no confidence in his leadership, facing tough choices over what they do next.
Mr Turner quit his role as shadow attorney general in June amid the wave of resignations from Mr Corbyn’s team which ultimately led to the leadership challenge.
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David Blunkett: Democracy at stake in struggle for Labour’s future
TODAY is D-Day for the Labour Party. The day the final figures are announced for the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and his challenger Owen Smith.
This is, however, a matter of concern for all those committed to a vibrant and working parliamentary democracy. Underpinned by participation but driven by an understanding of who makes the decisions and for whom.
In the days ahead, it will be critical to avoid knee-jerk reactions. No frenetic pronouncements or ill thought through resolutions. Instead, a time to reflect to think through the implications of the outcome and above all to recognise that we are not just talking about the future of the Labour Party or even of social democracy in this country, but of the operation of our Parliamentary democracy itself.
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