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watson-corbynMembers and supporters have elected Jeremy Corbyn as Leader with Tom Watson elected as Deputy.

Jeremy had struggled to get the necessary names on his nomination paper at the start of the contest, and only secured the necessary names around 10 minutes before nominations were closed. At that time he was 200-1 at the bookies – so it may have been a nice earner for those of you shrewd enough to put a few pounds on him to win!

The Guardian says that Jeremy, who has completed one of the most stunning electoral upsets of postwar politics, is to attempt to offer a new era of civility in Westminster politics, promising to end “throwing clubhouse theatrical abuse across the floor of parliament”.

The largely untested Corbyn believes a new style of serious politics could end the alienation from the political process. His ideas, at odds with the image of a firebrand extremist, are expected to be tested at prime minister’s questions, in a bid to show he wants to run a collective, thoughtful leadership.

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