The rise of Jeremy Corbyn.

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In my previous post on Labour’s leadership campaign, I mentioned 3 people who were running for the post. Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, and Liz Kendall.

Little did I know that minutes before the deadline, a man by the name of Jeremy Corbyn would slip onto the ballot. Many of the people who nominated him did not even endorse his policies; they only wanted to broaden the debate about what kind of future Labour wants. I’ll be the first to admit I knew next to nothing about him before the election. Don’t get the wrong idea though. Corbyn is definitely not one to shy away from controversy, having invited Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein to London in 1984, which was widely panned by many at the time. Considering I was born in 2000, it’s no surprise I was unaware of his fairly turbulent past.

So why is this man polling figures…

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