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Keir Starmer Wins Crunch Vote On Changing Labour Leadership Rules

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Keir Starmer has narrowly won the support of Labour’s conference for changes to how his successor as leader will be chosen, in a victory over the left-wing of the party.

A vote of party delegates in Brighton on Sunday approved an overhaul of the rules which mean candidates in future leadership elections will need the support of 20% of Labour MPs - up from the current 10% - to stand.

Starmer’s reforms were backed by 53.67% to 46.33%.

The move is seen by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn as designed to prevent another figure from the left of the party making it onto the ballot.

Labour MPs are seen as more centrist than the party membership at large.

Starmer had........

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