Labour chooses white man as leader

In pictures: Labour's diverse history.

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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

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

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).

Jonn Elledge is a freelance journalist, formerly assistant editor of the New Statesman and editor of its sister site, CityMetric. You can find him on Twitter or Facebook.

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