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12 September 2015

Labour chooses white man as leader

In pictures: Labour's diverse history.

By Jonn Elledge

The Labour party has chosen Jeremy Corbyn, the MP for Islington North as its new leader. 

The news marks the latest installment in the proud history of Britain’s main left-wing party. Here are some pictures of those who’ve led the party in the past.

Keir Hardie, 1900-08

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Arthur Henderson, 1908-10, 1914-17, 1931-2

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George Barnes, 1910-11

Ramsey Macdonald, 1911-14, 1922-31

William Adamson, 1917-21

J. R. Clynes, 1921-1922

George Lansbury, 1932-1935

Clement Attlee, 1935-55

Hugh Gaitskell, 1955-63

Harold Wilson, 1963-76

James Callaghan, 1976-80

Michael Foot, 1980-83

Neil Kinnock, 1983-92

John Smith, 1992-94

Tony Blair, 1994-2007

Gordon Brown, 2007-10

Ed Miliband, 2010-15

Jeremy Corbyn, 2015-

Labour has also just chosen this man as its new deputy leader. 

Tom Watson, deputy leader, 2015-

He replaces Harriet Harman.

All images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons except John Smith (Getty), Jeremy Corbyn (Garry Knight/Wikimedia).