- Jeremy Corbyn
name = Jeremy Corbyn
constituency_MP = Islington North
majority = 6,716 (21.3%)
predecessor = Michael O'Halloran
9 June 1983
birth_date = Birth date and age|1949|05|26|df=yes
nationality = British
party = Labour
He has been in the House of Commons since he won his seat at the 1983 general election. An old boy of
Adams' Grammar Schoolin Shropshire, he is a left-wingmember of the Labour Party and is in the Socialist Campaign Group. He has a column in " The Morning Star". A long-time supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, he is one of its three Vice-Chairs. Before his election to parliament he was an elected councillor in the London Borough of Haringey(1974-1983).
He was fiercely opposed to the
Iraq Warand has spoken at many anti-war rallies in the UK and abroad. He is an elected member of the Stop the War Coalitionsteering committee as well as being Vice-Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. On 31 October, 2006, Mr Corbyn was one of 12 Labour MPs to back Plaid Cymruand the Scottish National Party's call for an inquiry into the war. [cite web | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6104310.stm | title=Labour MPs who rebelled on Iraq | date=31 October, 2006 | accessdate=2006-10-31 | work=BBC News]
Corbyn is a prominent
Amnesty Internationalmember. He campaigned for the trial of the late former Chilean dictator, General Pinochet.
He is also a committed supporter of a
United Ireland. Corbyn took on significant criticism when he and Ken Livingstoneinvited Sinn Féinleader Gerry Adamsto speak in London in 1984.
Jeremy Corbyn announced in December 2006 that he was considering running for the Deputy Leadership, however there has been no subsequent statement from him on this matter. [ [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labourleadership/story/0,,1976094,00.html Meacher set to challenge Brown from left]
The Guardian, 20 December 2006]
He is one of the signatories to Tony Banks' [http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=24837|"Pigeon Bombs" Early Day Motion] and Michael Meacher's [http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=28373 Climate Change EDM] , in stark opposition to his brother,
weather forecaster Piers Corbyn's view on climate change.
According to a BBC article Jeremy Corbyn along with John McDonnell have signed a petition Calling on UK to lift ban on
LTTE- which is registered as a terrorist group by the European Union [http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=20755] .
Corbyn is an MP sponsored by the
UNISONtrade union, and is a committed anti-fascisthaving spoken at the Unite Against Fascismand Barking and Dagenham TUC anti British National Partyrally in December 2001 [http://www.uaf.org.uk/news.asp?choice=61211] and also speaking at the organisations annual conference in 2007 attacking the record of the media and calling for no platformto the BNP. [http://www.uaf.org.uk/news.asp?choice=70214]
Corbyn won the 2001
Beard of the Yearaward, after having described his beard as "a form of dissent" against New Labour. [cite news|title=Beards - Diary|first=Jack|last=Malvern|publisher=The Times|date= 10 January 2002]
He lives in
Tufnell Parkand has three sons.
* [http://www.jeremycorbyn.co.uk/ ePolitix - Jeremy Corbyn MP] official site
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-1116,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Jeremy Corbyn MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/jeremy_corbyn/islington_north TheyWorkForYou.com - Jeremy Corbyn MP]
* [http://publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Jeremy_Corbyn&mpc=Islington+North The Public Whip - Jeremy Corbyn MP] voting record
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/232.stm BBC News - Jeremy Corbyn] profile 8 March, 2005
* [http://www.thebigask.com The Big Ask] More about the Climate Change EDM
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