Jeremy Corbyn elected new leader of the Labour Party

  • 12 September 2015
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Who is Jeremy Corbyn and what does he stand for?

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party.

He's now in charge of the second largest party in parliament, after he won almost 60% of the vote.

Mr Corbyn, who began the contest as an outsider, saw off a challenge from Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall.

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Image caption Tom Watson is the new deputy leader of the Labour Party

Tom Watson has been elected as the new deputy leader of the Labour Party.

The news was announced at a conference in central London.