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Burnham on Corbyn: 'People want politicians of conviction'

Veteran left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the Labour Party by a landslide.

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

Speaking after the result was announced, Andy Burnham said the public would welcome a politician like Jeremy Corbyn because ''he has very deep beliefs, very strong principles''.

First, he was asked if Jeremy Corbyn could become the next prime minister.

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  • 12 Sep 2015
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