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Live updates: Labour turmoil continues

  • Owen Smith has announced he is to stand for the Labour leadership
  • Smith said he was the "radical and credible" leader who could take Labour back into power
  • He is the second MP to enter the race to challenge Jeremy Corbyn after Angela Eagle
  • On Tuesday, Labour chiefs ruled that Corbyn should automatically be placed on the ballot
  • Shadow chancellor John McDonnell was filmed describing Labour "plotters" as "f****** useless"
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Boost for Corbyn in fight to stay on as Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn won a big victory tonight in his fight to stay on as Labour leader.

The party's ruling national executive voted in favour of his name being put on the ballot paper automatically.

Earlier in the day, Mr Corbyn revealed he had received death threats in the last few days and his challenger Angela Eagle had a brick thrown through her office overnight.

Our Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

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