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UK election likely before Christmas - Labour leader Corbyn

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - UK opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday said there was a strong possibility of a national election before Christmas.

When asked if he was expecting an election to be held before Christmas, he said: "That is obviously a strong possibility. But listen, we're ready for an election any time."

(Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)