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Gordon Brown's resignation statement in full

Gordon Brown has announced that he is stepping down as Labour Party leader.

Mr Brown said he wanted a successor to be in place by the time of the party's conference in September in a statement in which he also said his party was to start formal talks with the Liberal Democrats.

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