Left-Winger Jeremy Corbyn Wins U.K. Labour Party Leadership


Jeremy Corbyn stands alongside Labour Party leadership candidates Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall, after being announced as the new leader of Britain's opposition Labour party.

Photographer: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Labour chose its most socialist leader in at least 30 years, signaling a further drift away from the free-market policies that brought the party electoral success under Tony Blair.

Jeremy Corbyn won 59.5 percent of the vote to succeed Ed Miliband as opposition leader with his nearest rival, Andy Burnham, gaining 19 percent. Tom Watson was elected deputy leader in a separate ballot.

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