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He's done it! Corbyn Automatically On Labour Leadership Ballot

Jeremy Corbyn will automatically be on the Labour leadership ballot, the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has ruled.
Corbyn had faced the difficult task of having to scrape together the nominations of 51 MPs and MEPs in order to fight off a challenge from Angela Eagle.
However the NEC today decided he could defend his position without being nominated, after an hours-long meeting at Labour headquarters that saw NEC members decide to vote by secret ballot for fear of reprisals or harassment from Corbyn supporters. 
Eagle, who yesterday launched her bid to oust Corbyn - has the required number of nominations. 
Shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith, who is also considering a bid, would have to come up with the 51 votes as well.
HuffPost’s Martha Gill said the vote was 18-14 in Corbyn’s favour. The vote came after Mark Henderson QC was reportedly barred from presenting legal advice that was favourable to Corbyn while another lawyer, James Goudie, presented advice that was not favourable to him.

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