Jeremy Corbyn has set out his vision for the future of the Labour Party.
Speaking to Daily Mirror readers, Jeremy Corbyn said he was “honoured and humbled” to be elected as the new Labour Party leader in a landslide victory, securing nearly 60% of the vote.
Andy Burnham finished a distant second with 19% of the vote, followed by Yvette Cooper (17%) and Liz Kendall (4.5%). Tom Watson has been elected Deputy Leader.
Mr Corbyn’s meteoric rise to victory is larger than when Tony Blair swept to power as party leader in 1994, following the death of his predecessor John Smith.
“We have a huge job to do to oppose the welfare reform bill and the trade union bill”, said Corbyn.
“But above all to put forward a strategy for taking people out of poverty, for expanding job opportunities and skill levels in our society, and making Britain a place that’s fairer, more equal and more just.”
Video provided courtesy of the Mirror.