Labour Party politician in the UK, Member of Parliament for Islington North (in London) since 1983, voted Labour leader after the party's defeat in the 2015 general elections.
Corbyn was born on May 26, 1949: a self-described "democratic socialist," he's considered Labour's most left-leaning leader in decades. The leader of the opposition in the UK was overwhelmingly elected on a wave of support from party members and new inductees who signed up to vote. This page collates DW's latest content related to Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeremy Corbyn has successfully fought off a challenge to his leadership of Britain's Labour party, beating sole rival Owen Smith in a party ballot. He urged lawmakers and party members to come together to bring "real change" to Britain.
As the post-EU referendum turmoil continues to unfold in the UK, divisions over the leadership of the Labour Party continue to deepen. A formal split of the party could still be in the pipeline if the deadlock remains.