In spite of the media’s best attempts, and in spite of the political deceit seeking to derail his immensely popular campaign, Jeremy Corbyn has been elected with a “huge mandate”, dwarfing Andy Burnham (19%), Yvette Cooper (17%), and Liz Kendall (4.5%) with an overwhelming “59.5% of first-preference votes” (from 422,664 votes cast). After the announcement of his victory, Corbyn said: “The media, and many of us, simply didn’t understand the views of young people in our country”. In particular, he stressed, the media had at times been “intrusive, abusive and simply wrong”. Suggesting a big movement was just getting started, he promised Labour would now “reach out to everyone in this country”.
“I want to be your voice”, said Corbyn, as he “invited the public to submit questions to him for Prime Minister’s Questions” by email. At the…
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