Jeremy Corbyn wins backing of 84% of local Labour parties
Leader wins support of 285 constituency Labour parties, with rival Smith getting 53
Jeremy Corbyn supporters in Gateshead, England: “These results further suggest that Labour members strongly support Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to remain Labour leader,” says the Corbyn campaign. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
The Labour leader won the support of 285 constituency Labour parties (CLPs), with his rival Owen Smith taking just 53 nominations.
Mr Corbyn has more than doubled his support among local parties since the 2015 leadership contest, though there were four candidates then rather than two. In 2015, he won support from 39 per cent of CLPs.
The Corbyn campaign said it was delighted with the endorsements.
“Jeremy Corbyn is the only candidate who can draw on support from Labour members right across our country. These results further suggest that Labour members strongly support Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to remain Labour leader.