Jeremy Corbyn has been voted in as the new leader of Labour in a landslide election result.
Jeremy Corbyn has been voted in as the new leader of the Labour party. Mr. Corbyn is an MP who has, according to theyworkforyou.com “consistently” voted for equal gay rights dating back to 1998 when he voted pro on lowering the age of consent to match heterosexuals.
He got 59% of first preference votes (251,417 votes) – which was 40% more than Mr Burnham who was his nearest rival at 19%. Ms. Cooper was third on 17% and Ms. Kendal coming in with only 4.5% of the vote.
Jeremy Corbyn beat Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall to the top, after the leadership contest was sparked due to Ed Miliband’s departure following a crushing defeat in the general elections. Tom Watson has been elected the new deputy Labour leader.
According to the BBC 422,664 votes were cast.
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 10: Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North and candidate in the Labour Party leadership election, speaks to supporters at the Rock Tower on September 10, 2015 in London, England. Voting closed in the Labour Party leadership contest with the results of which due to be announced on…
The MP for Islington North secured 59.5% of the vote in a landslide election, which sees the left-winger politician become the new leader of labour.