Commenting at the end of registration to participate in the Labour leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn said:
“The response to the Labour leadership race from party members and supporters, longstanding and new, is proof of the optimism in the possibility of a popular, modern alternative to the Conservative government.
“All of our focus must be on channeling this extraordinary movement towards a united party that is able to find its confidence and defeat the Conservatives in 2020. I particularly want to pay tribute to the Labour Party’s staff who have worked so hard to deliver a robust selection system in totally new circumstances. The professionalism and commitment of the party’s staff shows our movement at its best.”