Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn speakin at the Stop Trident mairch in 2016
Leader o the Opposeetion
Assumed office
12 September 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MeenisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Boris Johnson
Precedit biHarriet Harman
Leader o the Labour Pairty
Assumed office
12 September 2015
DeputeTom Watson
Precedit biEd Miliband
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 70)
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 politeecian, leader o the Labour Pairty an o the Opposeetion since he wis electit leader in 2015, an a member o the Unitit Kinrick pairlament at Wastmeinster.

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

Corbyn wis electit Labour leader i 2015. The party's membership increasit sharply, both durin the leadership campaign an followin his election. Takin the party tae the left, he advocatit renaitionalisation o public utilities an the railways, 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 i the 2016 referendum. After Labour MPs socht tae remove him i 2016, he wan a second leadership contest. I the 2017 general election, Labour increasit its share o the vote tae 40%, wi Labour's 9.6% vote swin 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 i opposition.

I 2019, Corbyn endorsit holdin a referendum on any Brexit withdrawal agreement, wi a personal stance o neutrality. I 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 thon he wad no lead Labour intae the neist election, triggerin a 2020 leadership election. Accordin tae a number o studies, media coverage o Corbyn has often been hostile. He has condemnit antisemitism but has been criticisit for some o his past associations an his response tae antisemitism within the Labour Party.