Jeremy Corbyn Autograph
Jeremy Corbyn was born on born 26th May 1949 and entered the UK parliament in 1983 as the MP for Islington North, a seat he has held since that time although there is speculation that the seat may disappear in a forthcoming reduction of seats in the House of Commons. He was elected leader of the Labour Party in 2015 promising a "new type of politics" however has been embroiled with elements of his own party since that time with concerns expressed regarding his aptitude for leadership and whether his politics are sufficiently mainstream to attract support from the wider British electorate. An outspoken critic of Tony Blair in particular Jeremy Corbyn was national
chair of the stop the War Coalition and was also chair of the
Socialist campaign Group; a grouping of labour MPs in Parliament
that were considered to be on the left of Labour politics.