LABOUR LEADERSHIP

Jeremy Corbyn

Photo: Photo: Rex Features

The left-winger

Age:
66
MP for:
Islington North
MP since:
1983

Believes that spending cuts should be slowed down. The uncompromising left-winger is strongly opposed to privatisation, academy schools, the increase in tuition fees and the Trident nuclear deterrent. He was also opposed to the UK's involvement in the Iraq War.

Key Backers

Chance of winning:
​Has strong left-wing grassroots appeal and​ a​ key lobbyist suggests he​'s a strong contender in the race after winning back of five unions including Unite, the largest in Britain.