Breaking: Jeremy Corbyn has emerged as the new leader of the British Labour Party @UKLabour @jeremycorbyn #UKLabour http://t.co/DiefVfWJWd NUJ Europe announced on Twitter
Jeremy Corbyn is the new leader of the Labour Party after winning nearly 60 per cent of the vote in one of the most sensational victories in British political history.
The veteran left-wing MP, who started the leadership contest as a 200-1 outsider, was crowned winner of the three-month long contest this morning at a special conference in Westminster.
Mr Corbyn, who only received enough MP’s nominations to get on to the ballot just minutes before the deadline, swept to victory on a tide of support from Labour members.
He defeated former Cabinet members Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper, and Shadow Care Minister Liz Kendall.
Mr Corbyn won 251,417 votes - 59.5% of all those cast. Mr Burnham came second on 80,462, Ms Cooper third on 71,928, and Ms Kendall finished fourth with 18,857 votes.
The new Labour leader also came top amongst members, registered supporters and affiliated supporters.