Great news. Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour Party leadership race. Admittedly Jeremy was the frontrunner; he was also the favourite in the polls. Yet we saw the polls at the recent general election get it monumentally wrong; so it was with trepidation that I viewed the leadership race proceedings on TV.
Of course when it was announced that Jeremy had polled in excess of 250,000 votes I knew we had the result. The fact that he was able to capture almost 60% of the vote was a tremendous achievement.
Now the real work begins. Thus, those people who joined the Labour Party as affiliates must now join as full members. They must get involved in their CLPs and push for progressive policies.
Jeremy Corbyn is leader of the Labour Party, but he is one person. In order for him to scrap Trident, reverse the Tory austerity programme, build affordable housing, etc, is if he has the support both of the PLP and CLPs.