Jeremy Corbyn, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Jeremy Corbyn

British Labour Party politician

Date of Birth: 26-May-1949

Place of Birth: Chippenham, England, United Kingdom

Profession: prime minister, trade unionist

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Jeremy Corbyn

  • Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (; born 26 May 1949) is a British politician serving as leader of the Labour Party and leader of the Opposition since 2015.
  • Corbyn has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington North since 1983.
  • Ideologically, he identifies as a democratic socialist.Born in Chippenham 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 also became Secretary of Hornsey Constituency Labour Party, until 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.
  • He received the Gandhi International Peace Award in 2013 and the Seán MacBride Peace Prize in 2017. Corbyn was elected Labour leader in 2015.
  • The party's membership increased sharply, both during the leadership campaign and following his election.
  • Taking the party to the left, he advocated renationalisation of public utilities and the railways, a less interventionist military policy, and reversals of austerity cuts to welfare and public services.
  • Although critical of the European Union, he supported continued membership in the 2016 referendum.
  • After Labour MPs sought to remove him in 2016, he won a second leadership contest.
  • In the 2017 general election, Labour increased its share of the vote to 40%, with Labour's 9.6% vote swing being its largest since 1945.
  • Labour, under Corbyn, achieved a net gain of 30 seats and a hung parliament, but the party remained in Opposition.
  • In 2019, Corbyn endorsed holding a referendum on any Brexit withdrawal agreement, with a personal stance of neutrality.
  • In the 2019 general election, Labour's vote share of 32% fell compared with 2017, though higher than in 2015 and 2010, and it obtained 202 seats, its fewest since 1935.
  • Corbyn said that he would not lead Labour into the next election.
  • Media coverage of Corbyn has been generally hostile.
  • He has condemned antisemitism but has been criticised for some of his past associations and his response to antisemitism within the Labour Party.

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