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First Minister reacts to Jeremy Corbyn's 'remarkable' re-election

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has described Jeremy Corbyn's re-election as Labour leader as a 'remarkable achievement'.

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Corbyn calls for 'clean slate' after re-election

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that the Labour party remains united as he called for a "clean slate" following his re-election as leader.

He thanked voters for giving him "second mandate" in a year but told his defeated challenger Owen Smith they were "part of the same Labour family".

Mr Corbyn thanked his rival for a "good-humoured" debate, though he acknowledged that in a "passionate and often partisan" contest things were said on both sides that they had later come to regret.

But he added: "I will do everything I can to repay the trust and support, to bring our party together."

In our party we have much more in common than that which divides us.

As far as I'm concerned, let's wipe that slate clean from today and get on with the work we've got to do as a party together.

– Jeremy Corbyn



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