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Corbyn's election as Labour leader is an inspiration

Published 16/09/2015

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is my most inspiring political experience since 120 women were voted into Parliament in 1997.

I did not vote in this election - nor have I voted since 1997 - because, like so many others, I have grown to despise the pantomime politics of Westminster.

It is hugely refreshing and gratifying to see and feel this groundswell of support for an intelligent, caring and democratically elected leader, whom we trust can bring the Westminster village into a global, straight-talking and truly accountable 21st century parliamentary democracy.

Good luck, Jeremy - you are going to need it. And I am sure you don't need to be told: watch your back.


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