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The Oldham by-election means Corbyn is safe—for now

Those most disappointed will be the leader's critics in his own party

By Peter Kellner  

Labour candidate Jim McMahon with his partner Charlene (right) celebrates victory at the Oldham West and Royton constituency by-election count held at the Civic Centre in Oldham. © Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nobody saw this coming. Labour has won the Oldham West and Royton by election, far more comfortably and on a higher turnout than anyone—at least,…

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