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12/09/2015 08:24 BST | Updated 12/09/2015 13:59 BST

Jeremy Corbyn Election Win: 8 Things You Need To Know About The New Labour Leader

Jeremy Corbyn has defied both the odds and his critics and today been elected leader of the Labour Party.

After a bitter four-month battle, the Islington MP successfully fought off competition from rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall to secure his status as Her Majesty's Leader of the Opposition.

But until his rapid rise to fame, Corbyn adorned the House of Commons green seats for 30 years as a backbencher. A long unknown parliamentary figure, propelled to prominence on the British political stage, we present the eight things you need to know about Labour's new leader.

8 Things You Need To Know About The New Labour Leader

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