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Calls to halt Labour leadership race 'not helpful'

Calls to halt the Labour leadership race have been branded "unhelpful" after reports emerged today of an alleged "hard-left infiltration" of the party.

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Corbyn wants to convert Labour into a 'more social movement'

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn said his campaign is about "converting the Labour party into a much more social movement" after his party showed it was "incapable" of offering voters a political alternative in the last election.

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Speaking on BBC1's Andrew Marr show he criticised Labour's recent position and indicated it was time for change.

He said: "It's been too close to big business, it's too close to economic orthodoxy, it's been incapable of offering Labour voters and the majority of the electorate a real alternative and that was the fundamental problem in the last election."

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