September 23, 2019 / 4:50 PM / a month ago

Labour votes in favour of Corbyn's Brexit stance

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on during the Labour party annual conference in Brighton, Britain September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Members of Britain’s Labour Party voted in favour of leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit stance on Monday, backing his bid to hold an election and then decide whether to campaign to remain in or leave the European Union in a new referendum.

In a show of hands, Labour voted in favour of Corbyn’s stance.

But the opposition leader will later face a showdown on another vote, when members will say whether they also back a separate motion for the party to campaign to remain in the EU in that general election.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and William James; editing by Estelle Shirbon

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