Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015. Born in 1949 in Chippenham, he was first elected MP for Islington North in 1983. Identifying as a democratic socialist, he advocates reversing austerity cuts to public services and welfare funding. Jeremy has been an anti-war and anti-nuclear campaigner since his youth.

He started his career as a representative for various Trade Unions and his political career began when he was elected to Haringey Council in 1974. He later became Secretary of Hornsey Constituency Labour Party, before he was elected MP for Islington North. As a backbench MP he was known for his activism: he would frequently vote against the Labour whip, including when the party was in government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Jeremy visited Ruskin in 2016 to give the key note speech for The Future of Working Class Education Conference. During the speech he reaffirmed his and Labour’s commitment to education as a whole and underscored the party’s commitment to understanding education as a right for everybody.

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