Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn in 2020
Leader o the Opposeetion
In office
12 September 2015 – 4 Aprile 2020
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MeenisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Boris Johnson
DeputeAngela Eagle (2015-16)
Emily Thornberry (2017-20)
Precedit biHarriet Harman
Succeedit biKeir Starmer
Leader o the Labour Pairty
In office
12 September 2015 – 4 Aprile 2020
DeputeTom Watson
Precedit biEd Miliband
Succeedit biKeir Starmer
Member o Pairlament
for Islington North
Assumed office
9 Juin 1983
Precedit biMichael O'Halloran
Majority21,194 (43.0%)
Personal details
BornJeremy Bernard Corbyn
(1949-05-26) 26 Mey 1949 (age 74)
Lunnon, Ingland
Poleetical pairtyLabour
  • Jane Chapman (m. 1974–1979)
  • Claudia Bracchitta (m. 1987–1999)
  • Laura Álvarez (m. 2013)
Bairns3 sons
Alma materNorth Lunnon Polytechnic

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 Mey 1949) is an Inglis politícian, an wis leader o the Labour Pairty an o the Opposítion frae the time he wis electit leader in 2015 till 2020, an a member o the Unitit Kinrick pairlament at Wastmeinster.

Born in Chippenham an brocht up in baith Wiltshire an Shropshire, Corbyn jynt Labour as a teenager. Movin tae Lunnon, he becam a tred union representative. In 1974, he wis electit tae Haringey Council an becam Secretary o Hornsey Constituency Labour Pairty, till he wis electit as the MP for Islington Nor in 1983. His activism includit roles in Anti-Fascist Action, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, an advocatin for a unitit Ireland. As a backbench MP, he aften votit against the Labour whip, includin the New Labour governments o Tony Blair an Gordon Brown. A vocal opponent o the Iraq War, he chairit the Stop the War Coalition frae 2011 till 2015. Corbyn receivit the Gandhi International Peace Award in 2013 an the Seán Macbride Peace Prize in 2017.

Corbyn wis electit Labour leader in 2015. The party's membership increasit sharply, baith durin the leadership campaign an followin his election. Takin the party tae the left, he advocatit renaitionalisation o public utilities an the railweys, a less interventionist military policy, an reversals o austerity cuts tae welfare an public services. Althouch critical o the European Union, he supportit continuit membership in the 2016 referendum. Efter Labour MPs socht tae remove him in 2016, he wan a saicant leadership contest. In the 2017 general election, Labour increasit its share o the vote tae 40%, wi Labour's 9.6% vote swing bein its largest syne the 1945 general election. Labour, under Corbyn, achievit a net gain o 30 seats an a hung parliament, but the party remainit in opposition.

Accordin tae a number o studies, media coverage o Corbyn haes often been hostile. He haes condemnit antisemitism but haes been criticisit for some o his past associations an his response tae antisemitism within the Labour Pairty.

In the 2019 general election, Labour's vote share o 32% fell bi 7.8% comparit wi 2017 leadin tae a net loss o 60 seats, leavin it wi 202, its fewest syne 1935. Corbyn says that he wadnae lead Labour intae the neist election, triggerin a 2020 leadership election, in which Keir Starmer wis electit.