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Jeremy Corbyn elected as leader of Labour Party in UK

Sep 16, 2015 09:03 IST

Jeremy Corbyn on 12 September 2015 was elected as the leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom.

Consequent upon this election, he was also became the leader of the opposition in the House of Commons.

The election had become necessary as Ed Miliband resigned from the post following defeat of the party in the 2015 general election.

Corbyn has been the member of the parliament representing the Islington North constituency since 1983.

The election of Corbyn assumes significance to the UK politics in specific and the EU in general as he is long known for his radical left-wing leanings.

His radical agenda includes-Renationalization of railways and the energy sector, withdrawal of the UK from NATO, proposal to dismantle the Trident nuclear missile programme, withdrawal of the military from Syria, etc.

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