The Labour Leadership Election Result Will Follow These 8 Ridiculous Moments

Today, as ballots closed for the Labour leadership election, voters got a chance to sit back and reflect on the latest bizarre instalment of ‘Politics 2016’.

As if Brexit and a new prime minister weren’t enough for the country to contend with, Her Majesty’s Official Opposition has had a tough and turbulent time navigating court cases, expelling tens of thousands of members and witnessing open civil war among its MPs.

Below, we’ve detailed the highlights of what must be one of the busiest 12-week periods in Labour’s history – for better or worse.

1. Shadow cabinet shambles

It all began with Labour MPs’ mass resignation from the shadow cabinet, precipitated by then-shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn’s firing.

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