Jeremy Corbyn

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Date of Birth May 26, 1949
Place of Birth Wiltshire, England
Age 71 years old
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Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is a British politician who served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020. Corbyn has been the Member of Parliament for Islington North since 1983. Ideologically, he identifies himself as a socialist. Born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, and raised in both Wiltshire and Shropshire, Corbyn joined Labour as a teenager. Moving to London, he became a trade union representative. In 1974 he was elected to Haringey Council and became Secretary of Hornsey Constituency Labour Party, until being elected as the MP for Islington North in 1983. His activism has included roles in Anti-Fascist Action, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and advocating for a united Ireland. As a backbench MP, he frequently voted against the Labour whip, including New Labour governments under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. A vocal opponent of the Iraq War, he chaired the Stop the War Coalition from 2011 to 2015.

Born: Jeremy Bernard Corbyn, May 26, 1949, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Political party: Labour
Other political affiliations: Socialist Campaign Group (1983–2015, 2020–present)
Children: 3
Relatives: Piers Corbyn (brother)
Residence: Finsbury Park, North London
Education: Castle House School, Adams' Grammar School
Alma mater: North London Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University)
Monarch: Elizabeth II
Preceded by: Harriet Harman
Succeeded by: Keir Starmer
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About Jeremy Corbyn

Both the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Labour Party as of September of 2015, he is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist who has been recognized for his work as an international human rights campaigner.

Before Fame

He began his political career in 1974 when elected to the Haringey Council. He assumed office as a Member of Parliament for Islington North in June of 1983.

Achievement

He stepped down as the Chair of Stop the War Coalition in September of 2015.

Family Life

He was married to Jane Chapman from 1974 to 1979 and Claudia Bracchitta from 1987 to 1999, both ending in divorce. He later married Laura Alvarez in 2013. All three of his sons are from his 2nd marriage.

Associations

He served as Leader of the Opposition under British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Latest information about Jeremy Corbyn updated on March 02, 2021.