Jeremy Corbyn

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Corbyn was born 26th of may 1949 in Chippenham, Wiltshire. His parents were David, an electrical engineer and Naomi a maths teacher who had met as peace campaigners in the Spanish civil war. Jeremy attended Adams grammar school in Newport, Shropshire, leaving at 18 to briefly working as a journalist. He then accomplished 2 years with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in Jamaica. After his return he lived in Haringay and attended North London Polytechnic but left after a year before graduating.

He then became a councillor from 1974-1983 while also being a full time organiser for NUPE (National Union of Public Employees) while heavily involved in local politics. On moving to Finsbury park Corbyn was elected as M.P. for Islington North in 1983, retaining his seat in the 1915 general elections with a record 21,194 majority. In 1999 he divorced his first wife and married Claudia Bracchitta. He then divorced her after a disagreement about his 3 sons' education and is presently married to Laura Alvarez whom he married in 2013. He was elected leader of the Labour party in September 2015 with a landslide majority of 59.5% of the vote.

Corbyn has been a lifelong member of CND (he has stated that he would never push the nuclear button) and a member of Amnesty International - which supports human rights Internationally. He also promotes the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and writes a weekly column in the Morning Star newspaper. He was the MP to claim the very least of expenses of all MPs during the expenses scandal and he still rides his bicycle everywhere. Corbyn is a democratic socialist and is very critical of poverty and social inequality. He wants to re-nationalise the railways and public utilities; to abolish university fees, restoring hardship grants. He is also attempting to bring more civilised order to parliament instead of the 'Yah boo' exchanges in Prime ministers question time and is very much opposed to giving out personal insults to opponents. When he was called a scruff by Terry Dicks (conservative) because he hadn't worn a tie in the debating chamber Corbyn's reply was 'It's not a fashion parade; it's not a gentleman's club; it's not a bankers institute, it's a place where the people are represented'.

Jeremy Corbyn
Labour Party
DOB: 05/26/1949
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