Tom Watson has been elected deputy leader of the Labour Party following a three-month campaignRead the full story ›
Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has also announced that she will return to the backbenches.
Well done @jeremycorbyn look forward to getting behind you. hope your chancellor is a woman, a good day for socialism a bad day for equality
Congratulations @corbyn4leader Let's get on with uniting our party&fighting the Tories.Can't argue with 60% win margin. Let's get on with it
Huge congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of @uklabour. He ran an extraordinary campaign. It's time to unite to win in 2020
The Leicester West MP Liz Kendall has lost out on the Labour leadership to Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Corbyn thanked Liz for her friendship during the campaign - he said that she always stood up for what she believed in.
Tom Watson thanks his family of supporters in West Bromwich East in his acceptance speech after being made Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Tom Watson MP for West Bromwich has won the contest to the deputy leader of the Labour Party.
Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall has arrived for the announcement of the poll result.
She was met by an applauding group of supporters, but the welcome was rather more muted compared with the chanting crowd who mobbed Jeremy Corbyn a few minutes earlier.
Liz Kendall has trailed behind the other candidates in the polls throughout the campaign.
Turnout in the Labour leadership election was 76.3 per cent, according to party sources.
Around 550,000 people were registered to vote.
Labour leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn was mobbed by fans who shouted and cheered as he arrived for the results announcement.
Corbyn, the surprise frontrunner in the contest, was met by a large crowd of 'Team Corbyn' supporters, who shouted "good luck Jeremy" and waved placards bearing his face.
The results are due to be announced at 11.30am.
Voting closes at midday in the poll to elect the next leader of the Labour party.
Leicester West MP Liz Kendall (above, second from right) is among the candidates.
The candidates standing for the Labour leadership are:
- Andy Burnham
- Yvette Cooper
- Jeremy Corbyn
- Liz Kendall