Irish Labour chief praises Corbyn on his re-election.
Byline: JAMES FOGARTY
THE leader of the Irish Labour Party has congratulated UK counterpart Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election.
Corbyn overwhelming won the leadership contest with almost 62% of the vote.
Wexford TD Brendan Howlin said following the Brexit referendum a strong British Labour Party was more important than ever.
He added: "The challenges facing the people on these islands have been brought into stark relief after the result of the Brexit referendum.
ALTERNATIVE "I want to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as leader of the British Labour Party, and on behalf of all members of the Irish Labour Party I wish him well in building a convincing alternative to the current Conservative government."
Mr Howlin said he will spend the coming days attending the British Labour Party conference, discussing Brexit, the future of social democracy in Europe and protecting the peace process in the North.
He added: "Since my own election as leader I have been working with Jeremy and colleagues from sister parties all across Europe, to argue for changes to spending rules to allow for greater capital investment.
"I look forward to continuing to work with him on this and many other issues."
TOAST Brendan Howlin