Jeremy Corbyn Elected Leader of Labour Party in 76% turnout





Jeremy Corbyn has been elected Leader of the Labour Party with almost 60% of the vote. He got a majority of votes amongst Labour Party members, affiliated supporters and registered supporters.

Tom Watson was elected as Deputy Leader. 

Full voting figures are on the Labour Party website

“We go forward as a movement and a party, stronger, bigger and more determined than we have been for a very long time … We are going to reach out to everyone in this country, so no-one is left on the side, so everyone has a decent place in society”


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Panorama on Corbyn tonight and other leader election stuff

Still not had enough of the Leadership campaign? Maybe you haven’t voted yet? Apparently a lot still haven’t, but don’t leave it too late – the ballots for leader and deputy close at 12 NOON THU 10 SEP 


  Whether or not you have already voted, maybe you want to know more about Jeremy Corbyn? If so tonight’s Panorama Jeremy Corbyn: Labour’s Earthquake (8.30 BBC1) could be for you. As the BBC puts it –     On 12 September the Labour Party will elect a new leader. Jeremy Corbyn, a rank outsider just a few weeks ago, is now the hot favourite with the bookies. If he wins, it will be nothing less than a political earthquake. What’s the secret of his meteoric rise? And who are the people who have signed up in their thousands to vote for him? With behind-the-scenes access to Jeremy Corbyn, reporter John Ware reveals how, from nowhere, he came to dominate this race. Could a victory for him mean a new dawn for the party, or will it spell electoral oblivion – or even the end of Labour as we know it? “

If you still aren’t decided who to vote for, or have already voted but are still excited and enthused by one (or more) of Andy, Jeremy,Liz and Yvette and want to hear more, well the hustings are over now, but you can still watch highlights of the last one, run by Sky News

Sky News

Two new leadership hustings

Still interested in hearing what the candidates have to say? Here is a summary of the recent hustings organised by the Guardian.

And here is the Channel 4 hustings (it’s over 45 minutes so maybe put the kettle on first).

Labour Leadership – who to vote for?


As the ballot papers go out here are two articles from the Guardian that might help you if you still haven’t made up your mind.

Firstly, Guardian journalists have summarised the views of the candidates on a variety of issues from austerity, to immigration to welfare. Check out the details here

Rather read what the candidates themselves have to say? Have all the emails and mailshots not been enough for you? Not a problem. Each candidate has given the Guardian a summary of why they are the best person to lead us to victory in 2020. Have a look here

Want to hear more from the Labour leadership candidates?

These are the next opportunities for you to hear the candidates for Labour leader. 



Sunday 19 July 11am BBC1 Sunday Politics Show

Wednesday 22 July 7pm LBC radio (click on this link and you can email your questions in advance and also listen live)

Monday 17 August 7pm Channel 4  News

Tuesday 25 August 8.30pm BBC Radio 5 Live

Thursday 3 September 7pm Sky News

But that’s not all – you can also catch up on some of the debates that have already taken place by following the links below!

The Victoria Derbyshire show 13 July

Newsnight special 17 June

Stevanage Hustings 20 June

And there is more! You can get weekly updates on the Labour Party website of statements by the candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader