Elections 12 September 2015 Labour chooses white man as leader In pictures: Labour's diverse history. Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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). › Jeremy Corbyn elected Labour leader 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. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!