Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

"They won those seats by standing up to the ruling class", he said, referring to the showing in the British elections by Labour, a party headed by Jeremy Corbyn.

The Labour leader said he would continue to campaign in marginal seats across the United Kingdom while opposing Theresa May's government in Westminster.

The Labour leader, who has insisted the Conservatives lost the election despite being the largest party, was photographed by Times columnist Giles Coren at the football practice in sunny north London as the Prime Minister grappled with the fallout of losing her majority. However, the Labour party won 40.3 per cent of the vote.

He said Labour would remain on a General Election footing due to the instability of the minority Tory government and set out plans to visit 65 Conservative seats over the coming months.

Urging MPs to maintain "unity and collective discipline", he said Labour must act as a "government in waiting".

She said: "As we face hard challenges ahead, let us come together in a spirit of national unity to keep our country safe and build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future for everyone in every part of our United Kingdom".

"We must remain in permanent campaign mode", he said.

He's a surprisingly good campaigner, but once the surprise wears off, Labour's result is still barely better in seat numbers than Gordon Brown managed.

Theresa May has no mandate to govern, he suggested, and her administration is "on notice from voters".

The Speaker suggested that he would not stand for another term after this one, but added: "We appear to be destined for testing time - I offer myself to the House as a tested Speaker". "That is our responsibility to the huge numbers who voted for our manifesto last week".

Responding following the re-election of John Bercow as Commons Speaker, Mr Corbyn told MPs: "It is customary on these occasions to congratulate the returning Prime Minister - and I absolutely do so".

Some senior figures within the Scottish party - including leader Kezia Dugdale and Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray - had openly criticised Mr Corbyn's leadership ahead of the election.

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