The world says, election of Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour Leader, in his age of 60s, is being counted as one of the wildest upsets in the history of British Politics. Well, to the critics, he is similar to a caricature ‘bearded leftie’ of the archetypal. They point out it as an unelectable throwback to the 1980s Dark Age, when Labour was more centric to ideological purity compared to winning power.
But, for the pool of his supporters, he is the man who has that power to inspire a millions of modern activists, thereby making them believe that, Yes, there is a substitute left behind to the neo-liberal Thatcherite Consensus. Presently, being a British Politician, he is a leader of the Opposition and the Labour Party.
Early Life and Education
Born in Chippenham, he attended the Adam’s Grammar School and thereafter, joined the North London Polytechnic, however, he did not completed his degree. Thereafter, he worked for the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union and National Union of Public Employees as a trade union organiser. His union was approached to build a blueprint for full-fledged workers’ control of British Leyland by Tony Benn. In the year, 1974, when he was 25, he got elected to Harringey Council to represent the Harringay Ward as Councillor till the year 1983.
Well, from Chippenham, he was brought up somewhere nearby Kington St Michael, Wiltshire. Being the youngest of four sons, he is the son of david Benjamin Corbyn, who was occupationally an electrical engineer and pro in Power Rectifiers and Naomi, who was a maths teacher. Piers Corbyn, his brother is professionally a weather forecaster. Noticeably, his parents served as the peace campaigners during the time of Spanish Civil War. At the time of 7 years old, he moved with his family to Pave Lane, located in Shropshire. He got married to Jane Chapman in the year 1974, but their marriage lasted just for a span of 5 years.
Being in school itself, he joined the Wrekin constituency Young Socialists (the local Labour Party) and League Against Cruel Sports. After graduating from school, he started working as a reporter for the Newport and Market Drayton Advertiser, a local newspaper. At an age of 19 years, he served in the Voluntary Service Overseas in Jamaica for two long years. After returning to United Kingdom, he served as an official for the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers. In 1982, his parliamentary career started when he got selected as the candidate for the Labour Party for the local seat, Islington, North. At this point of his life, he grew involvement with the London Labour Briefing, where he joined as a member and contributor of the Editorial board during 1980s. At 1983, he was being elected as the Member of Parliament for Islington North and thereafter, he joined the Socialist Campaign Group. Since then, with his firm focus and determination, he underwent through a series of highs and lows and now, he is considered to be at the peak of his career.