Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015.wikipedia
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2015 Labour Party leadership election (UK)

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Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015.
The 2015 Labour Party leadership election was won by Jeremy Corbyn with a landslide victory.

Leader of the Labour Party (UK)

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Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015. He was elected chair of the coalition in succession to Andrew Murray in September 2011, but resigned once he became leader of the Labour Party in September 2015.
Since 12 September 2015, the office has been held by Jeremy Corbyn, who has represented the constituency of Islington North since 1983.

Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom)

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Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015.
The current Leader of the Opposition is Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, who was elected to the leadership of the Labour Party on 12 September 2015.

Labour Party (UK)

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Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015.
Since Jeremy Corbyn took over the leadership in 2015 from Ed Miliband, the party has moved leftward.

Islington North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Corbyn has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington North since 1983.
Islington North is a constituency created in 1885 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1983 by Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party, who has served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition since September 2015.

2015 Jeremy Corbyn Labour Party leadership campaign

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Corbyn was elected Labour leader in 2015.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Member of Parliament for Islington North, stood as a candidate in the 2015 British Labour Party leadership election, in a successful campaign that made him the leader of the Labour Party.

2016 Labour Party leadership election (UK)

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After Labour MPs sought to remove him in 2016, he won a second leadership contest.
The 2016 Labour Party leadership election was called when a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party arose following criticism of his approach to the Remain campaign in the referendum on membership of the European Union and questions about his leadership of the party.

Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party

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He has condemned antisemitism but has been criticised for some of his past associations and his response to allegations of antisemitism within the Labour Party.
Allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party of the United Kingdom (UK) have been made since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader of the party in September 2015.

Democratic socialism

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Ideologically, he identifies as a democratic socialist.
This latest development contributed to the rise of politicians that represent the more traditional social democracy such as Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom and Bernie Sanders in the United States, who assumed the label democratic socialist to describe their rejection of centrist, Third Way politicians that supported triangulation within the Labour and Democratic parties.

1983 United Kingdom general election

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Corbyn has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington North since 1983. At the 1983 general election he was elected member of Parliament for the constituency, defeating the Independent Labour incumbent Michael O'Halloran, and immediately joined the socialist Campaign Group, later becoming secretary of the group.
Three future leaders of the Labour Party (Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Jeremy Corbyn) were first elected at this election – two went on hold the office of Prime Minister, whilst Corbyn became Labour leader in 2015.

Piers Corbyn

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His brother Piers Corbyn is a physicist, meteorologist and weather forecaster.
He is the elder brother of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

2017 United Kingdom general election

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In the 2017 general election, Labour increased its share of the vote to 40%, resulting in a net gain of 30 seats and a hung parliament, but the party remained in Opposition.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn supported the early election, as did Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and the Green Party.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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His activism has included roles in Anti-Fascist Action, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and advocating for a united Ireland.
It was addressed by Labour MPs Jon Trickett, Emily Thornberry, John McDonnell, Michael Meacher, Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn, and Elfyn Llwyd of Plaid Cymru and Angus MacNeil of the Scottish National Party.

Anti-Fascist Action

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His activism has included roles in Anti-Fascist Action, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and advocating for a united Ireland.
Jeremy Corbyn was either national secretary or honorary president of this first incarnation of AFA in 1985.

New Labour

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As a backbench MP, he frequently voted against the Labour whip, including "New Labour" governments under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Miliband resigned in 2015 and was replaced by self-described democratic socialist Jeremy Corbyn, leading one MP to comment that New Labour is "dead and buried".

United Kingdom government austerity programme

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Taking the party to the left, he advocated renationalisation of public utilities and the railways, a less interventionist military policy, and reversals of austerity cuts to welfare and public services.
At the Conservative Party conference in October 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May indicated her intention to end the austerity programme following Brexit in 2019 and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said that austerity could not be ended without significant increases in public spending.

Backbencher

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As a backbench MP, he frequently voted against the Labour whip, including "New Labour" governments under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
For example, in recent British political events, Clive Lewis became a backbencher after resigning from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet over Brexit, or Boris Johnson who became a backbencher again, after resigning as Foreign Secretary in Theresa May's cabinet, also over Brexit, before later succeeding her as Prime Minister following her own resignation and subsequent return to the backbenches.

Socialist Campaign Group

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At the 1983 general election he was elected member of Parliament for the constituency, defeating the Independent Labour incumbent Michael O'Halloran, and immediately joined the socialist Campaign Group, later becoming secretary of the group.
It was at a meeting of the Campaign Group in June 2015 that the decision was taken that Jeremy Corbyn would challenge for the leadership of the Labour Party.

Andrew Murray (trade unionist)

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He was elected chair of the coalition in succession to Andrew Murray in September 2011, but resigned once he became leader of the Labour Party in September 2015.
Murray was seconded from Unite to Labour headquarters for the 2017 general election, subsequently becoming an adviser to Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour Briefing

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Around this time, he became involved with the London Labour Briefing, where he was a contributor.
Jeremy Corbyn, later Leader of the Labour Party, became a regular contributor to London Labour Briefing in the 1980s, and was described by The Times in 1981 as "Briefing founder".

George Galloway

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Ofcom ruled in November 2010 that Corbyn did not show due impartiality when he appeared on Press TV as a guest presenter on George Galloway’s weekly show.
Galloway has supported Jeremy Corbyn since his election campaign and subsequent election victory in September 2015.

Diane Abbott

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In 2017, Corbyn said that he had "never met the IRA", although Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott later clarified that although he had met members of the IRA, "he met with them in their capacity as activists in Sinn Fein". In the 2010 Labour Party leadership election, Corbyn supported Diane Abbott in the first round in which she was eliminated; thereafter, he supported Ed Miliband.
Abbott supported Jeremy Corbyn's bid to become Labour leader in 2015.

Seumas Milne

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In October 2015, Corbyn appointed the Guardian journalist Seumas Milne as the Labour Party's Executive Director of Strategy and Communications.
He was appointed the Labour Party's Executive Director of Strategy and Communications in October 2015, under new Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, initially on leave from The Guardian.

2010 Labour Party leadership election (UK)

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In the 2010 Labour Party leadership election, Corbyn supported Diane Abbott in the first round in which she was eliminated; thereafter, he supported Ed Miliband.
Before dropping out of the race on 9 June 2010, John McDonnell had the following 16 nominations: Ronnie Campbell, Martin Caton, Katy Clark, Jeremy Corbyn, John Cryer, Ian Davidson, Jim Dowd, Frank Field, Dai Havard, Kate Hoey, Ian Lavery, Graeme Morrice, Linda Riordan, Dennis Skinner, Mike Wood

Ed Miliband

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In the 2010 Labour Party leadership election, Corbyn supported Diane Abbott in the first round in which she was eliminated; thereafter, he supported Ed Miliband.
He was succeeded in the ensuing leadership election by Jeremy Corbyn.