New leader of the opposition wins in the first round with 59.5% of the vote. The only candidate to oppose Nuclear Weapons and a staunch antiwar campaigner.
From his wabsite here are some of the policies we can expect to become the basis for discussion for a future Labour manifesto:
“Fighting for a democratic economy
“The banking crisis of 2008 met with a swift response by the Labour Government, and by taking the banks into public ownership, many jobs were saved. We avoided a deep recession such as the one in the 1980s when the Tory Government slashed spending and cut services and jobs, resulting in millions being out of work. A whole generation of school and college leavers found themselves unemployed and deprived. Labour did manage to avoid this.
“Young people have particular needs and more 16 and 17 yr olds are now in education and training than at any time before, whilst many are also in apprenticeships. Also, Labour has promised that everyone aged 18–24 will be guaranteed a job, training or work experience place if they are unemployed for more than six months.
The Conservative and Liberal Democrat cuts in spending to health, education, housing, benefits and the police which the Tories are proposing, have damaged us all.
“Labour’s “Building Schools for the Future” programme is visible in Islington:
• Every school in Islington now has more teachers, more support workers, more computers, better play spaces and better results than ten years ago.
• Our new Children’s Centres in every part of the borough are a boost for the life chances of every child, and provide huge possibilities for their parents and carers.
• Primary school children in Islington can now look forward to free healthy school lunches in view of the extension of the “free school meal” pilots to Islington. More students from the poorest families in society now enter higher education thanks to this Government;
“I am determined to see that all young people get the chance to go to college or university and make the best of their lives. I remain concerned about tuition fees which I voted against and will continue to support students’ needs at every opportunity. ”
“Arguing for a radically different international policy
I have always campaigned against neo-colonial wars that are fought for resources on the pretence of fighting for human rights. We need an understanding of our past and our role in the making of the conflicts today, whether it be the Sykes-Picot Agreement or our interventions in the Middle East post 9/11.
“I argue for a different type of foreign policy based on political and not military solutions; on genuine internationalism that recognises that all human life is precious, no matter what nationality; and solidarity with the oppressed across the globe from the subjugated Palestinians to the displaced Chagos Islanders.
“The National Health Service Is Our Best Asset
“More money for hospitals, doctors and nurses; increased support for mental health, and an improvement in public health all happened under the previous Labour government.
“After World War II, Aneurin Bevan, the great socialist and Minister for Health, started the publicly owned and publicly funded National Health Service to provide a good level of healthcare to everybody, regardless of their wealth, status or nationality.
“This principle of universal healthcare which is free at the point of use is something that we all deserve and should be absolutely protected.
See all Policies in Jeremy Corbyn’s website