The veteran socialist MP Corbyn polled almost 60% of more than 400,000 votes cast, trouncing his rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. At one point being 200/1 rank outsider. The Islington North MP won on the first round of voting in the leadership contest, taking 251,417 of the 422,664 votes cast – against 19% for Mr Burnham, 17% for Ms Cooper and 4.5% for Ms Kendall.
Cobryn polled 121,751 from members, 88,449 from registered supporters and 41,217 from affiliated supporters. Nearly 87% of the new £3 registered supporters voted for Corbyn and just under 50% of all party members. Former minister and Gordon Brown ally Tom Watson was elected deputy leader. Trade Union man, Tom Watson won the deputy Labour leader contest in the third round of voting, with 50.7% of the vote. Stella Creasy came second with 26% and Caroline Flint third with 22%. Watson was backed for deputy leadership by 174 constituency Labour parties, more than twice the number backing his nearest rival, and more even than those who supported Corbyn, for the top job. (He once shared a flat with Len McCluskey of Unite, and ran his deputy leadership campaign from a Unite office).
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Certainly interesting and compelling times ahead for Labour, a period that could seek them collapse or grow dramatically electorally, one where the majority of Labour MPs have to serve under a leader who they do not want, with many of those 35 MPs who nominated Corbyn not voting for him as their first choice. The biggest question is will Labour plunge into civil war as moderates and those who support the New Labour project refuse to stand in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet and will the leftists organise to deselect Blairite MPs.
In what could signal events going forward just minutes after Corbyn’s victory, the shadow health minister Jamie Reed resigned from the frontbench. Further, Rachel Reeves, the shadow work and pension’s secretary, has also announced she will leave Labour’s frontbench following Corbyn’s election as Labour leader. The shadow education secretary and Kendall backer, Tristram Hunt has said he will not stay in the shadow cabinet under new leader Jeremy Corbyn.
A group of centrist and Blairite MPs dubbed ‘The Resistance’ will also begin holding a series of public policy debates about Labour’s future in a move that will be seen as open defiance of his leadership. The current list of those expected to not serve in a Corbyn shadow cabinet include: Tristram Hunt, Chris Leslie, Jamie Reed, Emma Reynolds, Vernon Coaker, Michael Dugher, Shabana Mahmood, Mary Creagh, Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna, Lucy Powell, Liz Kendall
As a Labour Leader who doesn’t believe in any immigration controls and praised leadership Yvette Cooper, who campaigning for an extra 10,000 and more Syria migrants to come to the UK. Many hope Labour, the party that has done more damage to the UK than any other political party in British history splits and sinks.