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Labour Leadership Timeline: Key Moments In Jeremy Corbyn's Surprise Rise

12/09/2015 08:45 BST | Updated 12/09/2015 15:59 BST

sarah wollaston

This morning the Labour Party elected Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader. It is an outcome barely anyone, including he veteran leftwinger, could have predicted when the contest began back in May.

Along the way, candidates joined and dropped out while others saw their campaigns collapse, take off or fail to ignite. Here are some key moments from one of the most extraordinary British political leadership contests in modern times.