UK Labour Party can exclude new members from leadership vote, court rules

August 12, 2016 3:47 PM

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UK Labour Party can exclude new members from leadership vote, court rules

LONDON Britain's opposition Labour Party won the right to exclude new members from voting in its ongoing leadership contest on Friday after a successful legal appeal - a decision which party leader Jeremy Corbyn criticized as legally and democratically wrong.

The party has been in turmoil since Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union, with veteran left-winger Corbyn's position being challenged by fellow lawmaker Owen Smith.

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