#AceBreakingNews – Sept.12: The Islington North MP, Jeremy Corbyn, has been elected Labour party leader.
The 66-year-old winner of one of the key races in recent times has been announced in London.
Numerous polls have put the Chippenham-born left-winger ahead of his rivals, Andy Burnham (the shadow health secretary), Yvette Cooper (shadow home secretary) and Liz Kendall (shadow minister for care and older people.)
During his election campaign, Corbyn gained supporters from several of the UK’s largest trade unions and received the highest number of supporting nominations from Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs). Britain’s biggest union, Unite, with 1.4 million members, backed Corbyn in early July, citing his anti-war and anti-austerity policies as the main reasons for throwing their weight behind the candidate. Corbyn called for a new “national maximum wage” of £10 an hour to end what he described as a “gross inequality” in Britain, speaking to the Financial Times last month.
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