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What’s happening in the Labour deputy leadership race?

The party's second in command will have a key role to play in rebuilding its election machine

By Josh Lowe  

Labour backbencher Tom Watson, frontrunner in the party's deputy leadership race. © Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Away from the excitement of the Labour party leadership race, from “stormin’ Corbyn,” offensive questions about weight and more uses of the phrase “Westminster bubble” than a Ukip branch meeting, there is the deputy leadership race.

This contest—which runs along the same timetable—will decide who gets to play the role of party manager. The Deputy Leader’s precise…

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