ASLEF welcomes Jeremy's re-election

26 September 2016

Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected Labour leader on the eve of the Labour Party conference. He won 61.8% of the vote, while Owen Smith got 38.2%. That’s a greater margin of victory than he achieved last year, emphatically endorsing his position.

‘Like most people in the Labour Party, and the whole labour movement, I am absolutely delighted that Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as leader of the Labour Party,’said Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary.

‘It is now time for everyone – especially those in the Parliamentary Labour Party who have spent so much of the last year undermining Jeremy – to get behind him, to turn their fire on the Tories, and to get ready for a general election which could be just around the corner.

‘Labour,under Jeremy, offers a real – and positive – alternative to the failures of the last six years. Over the last twelve months Jeremy has shown he is not just the man to lead Labour, but the man to heal the divisions in our country, and help to build a better Britain fit for the 21st century.’

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