60,000 new Labour Party members

Since the EU referendum 60,000 people have joined the Labour Party.  This takes the Labour Party to around 450,000 members, higher than the membership in the Blair years which stood at 405,000.  It is said that some people have joined to support Jeremy Corbyn in an anticipated leadership challenge.

Part of me thinks this is fantastic news because I think Jeremy Corbyn is what we need right now to have real opposition to the Conservative government.  However, the cautious side of me says that if the new members have indeed joined to support Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership is challenged and he then goes on to win the leadership challenge; will this not split the Labour Party?  Won’t this bring about more uncertainty for our nation?

Your thoughts please.

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