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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