Here are all the key points from Corbyn's acceptance speech


The big news of the day is that Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as leader of the Labour Party. He accepted the leadership at the party conference in Liverpool, and here is everything that went down in his speech.


Jeremy Corbyn.
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As in any acceptance speech, Corbyn did a lot of thanking. His speech began: "I want to thank the more than 300,000 supporters who have given me their support and trust in this Labour leadership election."

He also thanked the volunteers, who "are the very lifeblood of democracy".

Owen Smith.

Jeremy Corbyn.
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Another person who Corbyn thanked was his rival Smith.

"Owen, we have had an interesting summer of debates all over the country." Now that's putting it mildly!


Summer weather.
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For some reason there was a slightly random mention of the weather in Corbyn's speech. When talking about the "amazing summer", he says: "We have had good weather of course". A token mention of the weather, how very British.

Party unity.

Jeremy Corbyn.
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Bringing the Labour Party together was unsurprisingly a major theme in his acceptance speech.

"I will do everything I can to repay the trust and the support to bring our party together, to make it an engine of progress for our country and the people that depend on the Labour Party to protect their interests and win power to deliver real change in this country," he says.

Corbyn accepts that elections are passionate affairs that can divide people, but he wants to "wipe that slate clean from today and get on with the work we have got to do as a party together".

With such rumblings of discontent in the party, it seems like it will be quite a challenge for Corbyn to achieve unity. He knows that it will be a key concern of his leadership: "My responsibility as Labour leader is to unite this party." In order to do so, he wants everyone to work together.


Corbyn and some supporters.
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Corbyn also mentions the huge increase in the membership of the Labour Party. More than half a million people have joined, making it the largest political party in western Europe.

"We have almost tripled our membership since last spring," he said, which is a pretty impressive feat.

"Those new members are now part of a nationwide movement who can now take our message into every community in the country to win support for the election of a Labour government."

Core party beliefs.

Jeremy Corbyn.
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In his speech, Corbyn gave a list of the core issues and beliefs of the party. These included: education, the NHS, helping the elderly and refugees, promoting peace and fighting poverty.

"If, like me, you believe we can do things far better, then help us build support for a genuine alternative that will invest in our future - a more prosperous future in which the wealth we all create is shared more equally," he said.

The Conservatives.

Theresa May.
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Corbyn made time for a quick dig at the Conservatives, saying: "The Tories' plans for grammar school segregation of our children expose their divisive and damaging agenda for our country."

The future.

Jeremy Corbyn.
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He paints a positive picture of the party, saying: "Labour is a party brimming full of ideas, of talent, of creativity, and so is this country. Unleashing that potential is the job of all of us. Let us work together for real change in Britain."