Angela Rayner elected Labour deputy leader despite Corbynista campaign against her

Angela Rayner won the race to succeed Tom Watson after receiving 52.6 percent of the vote from the Labour membership. Ms Rayner beat Rosena Allin-Khan, Richard Burgon, Dawn Butler and Ian Murray in the leadership contest.

Mr Rayner said: “Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart, I promise I will do everything to repay your trust!

“I know we face a long and difficult road ahead but it’s our responsibility to offer the better future that the citizens of our country deserve.”

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