Jeremy Corby Elected New Labour Party Leader

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected the new leader of the Labour Party with a majority of almost 60%.

Mr Crobyn beat Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall, taking 251,417 votes in the first round of voting.

In his first act as party leader, Mr Corbyn has been selecting his shadow cabinet, with Tom Watson as Deputy Leader.

Andy Burnham has been has been announced as shadow home secretary, Angela Eagle as shadow business secretary, John McDonnell as shadow chancellor and Hilary Been remaining shadow foreign secretary.

Other appointments include:

• Lucy Powell, who was Ed Miliband's general election coordinator, will be shadow education secretary

• Lewisham MP Heidi Alexander will take over from Mr Burnham as shadow health secretary

• Lord Falconer, a former flat mate of ex-PM Tony Blair, will continue as shadow justice secretary

• Seema Malhotra is shadow chief secretary to the Treasury

• Diane Abbott is made shadow minister for international development

• Shadow Northern Ireland secretary is Vernon Coaker

• Rosie Winterton to continue as chief whip

• Ian Murray to continue as shadow Scottish secretary.


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