Anti-Austerity Candidate to Lead Britain’s Labour Party

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With 60% of the vote, left-wing outsider Jeremy Corbyn has become the leader of the Labour Party in Great Britain.

Reminiscent of the rise of America’s unlikely, left-wing outsider candidate for president, Senator Bernie Sanders, Corbyn campaigned against economic inequality and crushing austerity that has hurt British families, while benefiting big business and the rich.

From the Guardian

Corbyn won with nearly 59.5% of first-preference votes, beating rivals Andy Burnham, who trailed on 19%, and Yvette Cooper who received 17%. The “Blairite” candidate Liz Kendall came last on 4.5%. Minutes after his victory, Corbyn said the message is that people are “fed up with the injustice and the inequality” of Britain.

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