New members can vote in UK Labour leadership race: court

Britain's opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during the first Labour Party leadership debate held in Cardiff, south Wales on August 4, 2016Five new members of Britain’s crisis-hit main opposition Labour Party won a court case on Monday allowing them to vote in its leadership contest — a decision affecting 125,000 people. The party’s governing National Executive Committee had decided people who had been members for less than six months up to July 12 could not vote in the contest between embattled leader Jeremy Corbyn and relatively unknown challenger Owen Smith. The High Court said the NEC’s decision amounted to a breach of contract, in a ruling that increases the voter base by around a quarter.

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