Sunday 11 December 2016

The death of New Labour with Corbyn landslide

Corbyn's win plunges the Labour Party into crisis, as many of the party's MPs believe he will lead it to electoral oblivion

Published 13/09/2015 | 02:30

Jeremy Corbyn takes to the stage after he was announced as the British Labour Party's new leader
Jeremy Corbyn takes to the stage after he was announced as the British Labour Party's new leader

Britain's Labour party was plunged into crisis last night after the Left-wing radical Jeremy Corbyn stormed to a landslide victory in the party's leadership election.

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Leading Blairites warned the party is now "fighting for its life", as eight shadow ministers resigned from Labour's front bench within minutes of Mr Corbyn's victory.

Mr Corbyn won the election with 60 per cent of the vote and the backing of more than 250,000 members, crushing the campaigns of the former cabinet ministers Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper.

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