LET’S FOCUS ON JEREMY CORBYN
Written by Philip Wilson
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, is one of those people who seem to provoke extreme reactions especially between traditional Labour voters and the right-wing British press who constantly try to vilify him. Let’s begin by looking at some facts about his professional and personal life as we will then have a clearer picture of what kind of man he is:
He was born Jeremy Bernard Corbyn on 26 May 1949, in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
He attended Adam’s Grammar School (where he achieved two E-grade ‘A’ levels) and went on to North London Polytechnic where he began to study for a degree in Trade Union Studies. He left the course having disagreed with his tutors about the curriculum.
He has always had an interest in ‘left-wing’ politics and was an active member of his local Labour Party, The Wrekin constituency Young Socialists and also was a member of The League Against Cruel Sports.
He became vegetarian following two years doing Voluntary Service Overseas in Jamaica, where he did some work on a pig farm.
He has always heavily been connected with the Trade Unions and in 1971, worked as an official for the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers. He also worked as a trade union organiser for the National Union of Public Employees and Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union.
When he was 24 he was elected to Haringey Council in the South Hornsey Ward and successfully supported a motion calling for dentists to be employed by the NHS rather than by the private sector.
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