Jeremy Corbyn says he will work with Labour MPs if he wins, but will they work with him?

It's over.

Even if you wanted to vote in the Labour leadership race, you can't.

At midday, the ballot closed and the party now awaits the result.

Whatever that result is - and there appears to be little doubt now that Jeremy Corbyn will be the winner - Labour is a changed party.

Not just changed because of the people who have been inspired by the race for leader (100,000 or so are thought to have signed up for £3 to enable them to vote in the election swelling the numbers of voters cast) but changed because Labour got the debate it didn't get when it changed leader on the previous two occasions.

Left to right: Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham. Credit: PA

Remember, Jeremy Corbyn only scraped onto the ballot paper.

He only just pulled together the names of the 35 MPs he needed to secure his place.

He was there - said many of them - to ensure Labour 'had the debate' about which direction it should turn - although they were quite clear the direction was not sharply leftwards.

But on the day the ballot closes, you will struggle to find a Labour MP who doesn't think their left wing colleague from Islington North will be the new leader.

When I met him today he seemed, as he has for much of this campaign, very comfortable in his own skin and very calm about the likely task ahead.

Jeremy Corbyn only scraped onto the ballot paper for the election. Credit: ITV News

He is enthused by the support he has received among Labour campaigners even as he acknowledges that a similar level of support simply doesn't exist in the parliamentary party.

In fact, ITV News understands only 16 of the 35 MPs who put him on the ballot, have actually voted for him (that 16 number of course includes Mr Corbyn himself).

He warns MPs that they should be "very well aware of the huge political movement out there" and they will have to work well together if he is elected leader.

The MPs "are important" but they are 'not the entirety of the Labour Party, he says, adding there 'has to be a coming together'.

Some Labour MPs will read that as a threat.

Those on the right of the party have already spoken of "alarming messages" about facing possible deselection from their constituents who support Mr Corbyn as leader.

Mr Corbyn told us that he wants to work with his MPs but will his MPs want to work with him?

And if they don't, will Jeremy Corbyn be able to stay as leader all the way to the 2020 election?