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Middlesbrough MP congratulates new Labour Party leader

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/PA Images

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald has congratulated Jeremy Corbyn after he was elected as the new Labour Party leader.

In a statement, Mr McDonald said:

First, let me congratulate and welcome Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson as the new Leader and Deputy Leader of our great party

I had the pleasure to welcome Jeremy and Tom to Middlesbrough during the leadership campaign. On both occasions large audiences listened to and came to know our new leadership and now back them as they have done across the country.

They have both put themselves forward, made their case compellingly and we must now resolve to put our Party first and make sure that the next Prime Minister is a Labour Prime Minister.

– Andy McDonald, Middlesbrough MP